4. Davante Adams
Adams comes with the qualifier that he’s even going to be available. The Packers would like to get a multi-year deal done with him, and they could franchise tag him. As they try to maneuver cap dollars into the future again, on the notion Aaron Rodgers will return next season, Adams remaining in Green Bay feels like the most likely scenario. A tag and trade scenario is possible, but very unlikely.
If Adams is somehow freely available, teams with a lot of cap space or options to clear a lot of cap space (Chargers, Jaguars, Raiders, Dolphins, Jets) will line up to court him. The Lions aren’t in bad shape salary cap-wise and it would be nice to take away an upper echelon player from a division rival. But they can’t realistically compete on the aforementioned level with a contract offer, even if they make some moves to clear more cap space.
And even if the Lions were to make an offer he would entertain at all, Adams may have no desire to play in Detroit. So they’ll just avoid him all together, and be fine.