5 wide receivers who look like a fit for the Detroit Lions in 2024 NFL Draft

Wide receiver doesn't land as a massive need for the Detroit Lions, but these five prospects fit the profile of what they might be looking to add to the position in the draft.

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4. Devontez Walker, North Carolina

After a breakthrough season at Kent State (921 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2022), Walker transferred to North Carolina after head coach Sean Lewis left. But the NCAA considered him a two-time transfer (the blasphemy of that, right?), after he had transferred from North Carolina Central in the FCS to Kent State in 2021. He was finally ruled eligible after missing four games.

In eight games for the Tar Heels last season, Walker had 41 catches for 699 yards and seven touchdowns. He declared for the draft, likely due to top quarterback prospect Drake Maye heading to the NFL.

Walker measured at 6-foot-1 and 1/2 and 193 pounds at the combine, which makes Bleacher Report's pro comp for him look apt (Mike Wallace). He is a pretty raw player, having played just 28 games at the FBS level of college football, but what he does well (tracking the ball, hand eye coordination, catching outside his frame) is a good base to build from as he refines some parts of his game.

In a vacuum, Walker is incredibly similar to Jameson Williams. But his overall skill set is different, and in some ways already more polished. Walker is a widely projected second round pick right now, which would put in range for the Lions to draft.