It’s safe to bet on the Lions taking a slot receiver in the draft, the question is when. K.J. Hill isn’t the burner that a lot of fans dream for, but it’s hard to be down on the rest of his game. A very fluid and smooth route runner with excellent footwork. He can even further his game more learning from Danny Amendola for a year.
Hill racked up 636 yards on 57 catches for 10 touchdowns last season in 14 games played. At 6’0 196 pounds, he’s bigger than a typical slot receiver. If he develops his game, he could be able to play on the outside more, becoming a player who can move all over the field.
Right now, Shaquille Quarterman is undersized to meet Matt Patricia’s demands at middle linebacker. However, when it comes to his play alone, could possibly spark interest in the Lions front office. The 6’0, 234-pound linebacker produced 107 tackles in his senior year at Miami.
Quarterman’s run-stopping prowess is what catches the eyes of many scouts, especially his ability to plug up the gaps. On the other hand, his pass coverage could use some work. Overall, Quarterman would be a strong candidate to replace Jarrad Davis in a year, if the Lions wish to move on.