20man: I like the collection of players here at the skill positions. I think it’s an under-the-radar group with sneaky-good potential. I mentioned Johnson above and the impact I believe he can have in year two.
Kenny Golladay was a 1,000-yard receiver in year two, and he could be in line for a big season in year three. What’s not to like about his skillset? Plus he’s all about working to get better.
Marvin Jones Jr. is a 1,000-yard receiver who could be a good fit with some of the play action and shots down the field the Lions want to take in the passing game under Bevell.
Danny Amendola is the perfect kind of quick-twitch receiver to play the slot in this system. He’s a crafty veteran who knows how to get open. He could see a lot of targets because of it.
It looks like the Lions have upgraded the tight end position, not just in the passing game, but also blocking on the edge.
In the end, when we talk about the skill positions, it comes down to quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford will be the first to admit he didn’t play well enough at times last season. If he picks up this offense and is able to distribute the ball around, it could be a pretty fun group of skill players to watch.
Published at Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:24:58 +0000