Detroit Lions: 5 low-budget WR’s to target in free agency

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The Detroit Lions should consider signing Corey Davis.

How about bringing home a player like Corey Davis who played his college ball right here in our backyard with the Western Michigan Broncos.  Davis has yet to live up to his draft position but has become a reliable WR2 NFL receiver.

Davis had been initially selected fifth overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Titans surely hope to retain their playmaking receiver, but it’s unlikely they are willing to place the $16.5 million franchise tag for his services.  It’s far too expensive and well above league average for a WR2 leaving Davis to potentially hit the open market if a multi-year agreement with the Titans is failed to be reached.

The Western Michigan standout amassed 5,278 receiving yards on 331 receptions, along with an eye-popping 52 receiving touchdowns.

Although Davis has yet to mirror any type of production like that at the NFL level, he is coming off of his best professional season in which he caught 65 balls totaling 984 yards and five touchdowns.

The Detroit Lions could use an outside receiver to compliment Kenny Golladay (if he returns) and the newly signed yet often injured Tyrell Williams.  If Golladay is not retained by the Lions, adding a player like Davis who stands 6-foot-3 and plays at about 210-pounds becomes even more of a priority.

Spotrac suggests that the market value for Davis’ services will be roughly $9.8 million per season over a four-year term.  It’s roughly the same as what Marvin Jones had been making, and Davis is just 26-years old.