Looking at the Detroit Lions Offensive Depth Chart after the NFL Draft

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Detroit Lions. DJ Chark
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Here’s a look at the Detroit Lions outside wide receivers.

  1. D.J. Chark
  2. Jameson Williams
  3. Josh Reynolds
  4. Quintez Cephus
  5. Trinity Benson
  6. Javon McKinley

Outside receiver may be the most improved position on the Detroit Lions roster this season. The team added two speedsters in the free-agent signing of D.J. Chark and first-round pick Jameson Williams. Defenses have to respect both players’ speed which should open the offense up underneath. Behind them, there should be a competition between possession receivers Josh Reynolds and Quintez Cephus.

Reynolds was cut from the Titans but played well at the end of the year due to his established rapport with Goff. At the beginning of the year, Cephus appeared to be taking advantage of his opportunity and playing well before he broke his collarbone ending his year.

Reynolds has the momentum going into the offseason, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see a lot of Cephus if Williams misses the start of the year. Outside of the top four who should make the team, Benson has to show the talent that Brad Holmes saw when trading for him last offseason after a horrible 2021, and McKinley looks to hang around on the practice squad for another year.