Detroit Lions: The Great Wide Receiver Battle

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Nov 27, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver

Calvin Johnson

(81) makes a catch and is tackled by Chicago Bears inside linebacker

Christian Jones

(59) during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

For the Detroit Lions, a battle has been shaping up for the third and fourth wide receiver spots, and even the fifth spot.

The big question is though, who will get them? They have all shown some very bright points during this preseason. In the dress rehearsal game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, I would expect to see a large majority of them rotated in.

If your name isn’t Calvin Johnson or Golden Tate, you have a lot of work ahead of you to prove you deserve to make the 53 man roster. If I were the coach, and making the choices right now based on what has been seen this offseason, this is how I would rate everyone. And I know some of you are going to hate me for some of the choices, but it is what it is. What’s a good opinion editorial without a little debate, right?

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Last season, even with Calvin out for 3 games and used as a decoy in multiple other games with his injury, the Detroit Lions managed to be one of five teams in the NFL with a receiver duo who both gained 1000 yards or more. By adding a 3rd threat, the numbers for all 3 receivers could be incredible, granted our running game gets going and opens the passing game up.

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