Detroit Lions camp roster: Top receiver corps in NFL

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Detroit Lions receiver depth in camp

Once we get past the starters, the depth chart is less clear but still has some intriguing options regardless of which men make the final cut. One thing that is undeniable about general manager Bob Quinn’s overhaul of the roster is that the Detroit Lions are faster at every skilled position unit than they were under former general manager Martin Mayhew. The wide receiver position is no exception.

Of the seventeen running backs and wideouts, only four wide receivers and three running backs run slower than a 4.50-second forty-yard dash, while several more are within a few hundredths of a second of the mark. The tight ends and fullbacks are bigger men, so it’s not as good of a yardstick for them but they are more athletic, as well.

The Detroit Lions are likely to keep as many as six wide receivers for depth and special teams but could keep as few as five. The candidates are Marvin Hall, former cornerback Jamal Agnew, Travis Fulgham, Quintez Cephus as the leading contenders.

Chris Lacy, Geremy Davis, Tom Kennedy, and Victor Bolden are the rest of the wide receiver competitors. One other player should probably be put into this category because he has a multi-purpose use, rookie running back Jason Huntley, who is a running back-slash-slot player-slash-return man.

Geronimo Allison, thought to be a fourth wideout candidate, has opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns over Covid-19. He is among just a few players to do so joining defensive tackle John Atkins and offensive lineman Russell Bodine.