Grading the Detroit Lions 2020 NFL Draft pick by pick

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Quintez Cephus, Detroit Lions
Quintez Cephus, Wisconsin Badgers (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

WR Quintez Cephus – Grade: B

The Detroit Lions don’t have a critical need at the wide receiver position, but at this point in the draft, this is a logical pick. You’ve filled most of your primary needs already, so why not take a chance on a WR in the fifth round?

Quintez Cephus probably wouldn’t have fell this far in the draft if it weren’t for some off-the-field issues he had at Wisconsin that wasn’t entirely his fault. This is really a steal for Detroit.

Cephus isn’t the tallest guy, only standing at 6-foot-1. He makes up for that with his body size though, weighing at a little over 205 pounds. He’s a thick receiver, which allows him to make contested catches in traffic.

He’s not a blazer when it comes to speed, but he’s still deceptively quick due to his first step. The Lions already have a lot of depth at the WR position. But with injury problems for Marvin Jones, and Danny Amendola only getting older, Cephus could become a viable slot WR option down the stretch.

Because of the depth however, Cephus is going to have to prove himself. With him dropping to the fifth round, it may give him that drive and hunger to become a factor in the Detroit Lions offense this upcoming season. This is a good pick for Detroit considering the timing of it.