Early evaluations seem to indicate this draft class could be deep at the wide receiver position. And Bob Quinn has found previous success in the third round landing Northern Illinois’ Kenny Golladay back in 2017.
With Marvin Jones in the final year of his current contract and slot receiver Danny Amendola a free agent this offseason, Golladay is the only wideout the Lions can really count on for 2020. So Detroit taking advantage of this deep receiver class makes sense.
Alabama’s Henry Ruggs could fit in Detroit as a future number two receiver outside of Golladay. The speedy Ruggs can take the top off of opposing defenses, has the leaping ability to be a legitimate red-zone threat, and he’s played under the brightest lights college football has to offer at Alabama.
In a very crowded and talented receiver corps this season, Ruggs was able to record 38 receptions for 719 yards and eight total touchdowns while averaging 18.9 yards per catch in 11 games.