Is the Lions wide receiver corps enough to support Jared Goff?

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Breshad Perriman, Detroit Lions
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Detroit Lions targets at WR

The Detroit Lions have signed two men to fill roster spots at wide receiver, Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman. They have cap numbers of $3.0 million and $2.44 million, respectively.

Williams was out in 2020 after a labrum injury and subsequent surgery and has reunited with Lions current offensive coordinator, Anthony Lynn, after having 651 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns in 2019 with the (then) Oakland Raiders.

Perriman, whose father (Brett) was also a Detroit Lions wide receiver, is coming off of a 505-yard, three-touchdown campaign with the New York Jets. His best year was in 2019, as a third wide receiver, where he amassed 645 yards receiving, on 36 receptions, with six touchdowns.

This corps of receivers doesn’t seem finished, though, as neither Perriman nor Williams has ever excelled as a number one option. It feels like at least one more guy is necessary to give Goff an arsenal to work with.

Obviously, the NFL Draft could be the source for help, too, but with the Detroit Lions’ six picks, are they going to look there with the defensive problems they had in 2020?

So, we did some additional digging for you, looking for free-agent wide receivers who could fit the bill for Holmes and our Detroit Lions. Our criteria were fairly simple, we looked at average separation, production, and free-agent status.

Ideally, the wideout would achieve a separation in the top-fifty at his position and have produced 800 yards (or more) receiving but at this point there aren’t many ideal options available. Given the Lions cap situation, the options must be under-the-radar for the most part.