After looking like a strength for the Detroit Lions this time last year, wide receiver is suddenly a position of need for them going into this offseason.
The Detroit Lions went into the 2018-2019 season with a trio of talented wide outs and good depth to start the year. Then, at midseason, general manager Bob Quinn traded away wide receiver Golden Tate before the trade deadline.
Needless to say, an upgrade is needed at the position. The Lions could use a guy that can get separation and a guy that can do work with the ball after the catch.
While the Lions may already have a guy in Powell that can work as a short route and after the catch specialist, they still need to add another wide out who can consistently get open.
Luckily for the Lions, the 2019 NFL draft class of wide receivers is filled with talented receivers who can provide an impact for the team from day one. Such wide outs can be found on all days of the draft, from day one to day three.