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Best Wide Receiver Fits for the Lions in the Second Round

Max Staley
Denzel Mims could be a really solid fit for the Lions if he's there in the second round.
Denzel Mims could be a really solid fit for the Lions if he's there in the second round. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images
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With Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, wide receiver isn't exactly the Detroit Lions' most pressing need this offseason. But they could use an upgrade.

Unlikely to address the position in the first round, Detroit could use its second-round pick (No. 35) to bring in some more help for Matthew Stafford. Let's take a look at three receivers the Lions could select at the top of the second round in the 2020 NFL Draft.

3. Denzel Mims, Baylor

Denzel Mims was a great prospect at Baylor.
Denzel Mims was a great prospect at Baylor. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Denzel Mims is one of the most productive receivers in the NFL Draft, tallying 1,020 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns last season. He backed that up by dominating the NFL Combine, posting a 4.38 40-yard dash. Stafford had the league's highest average depth of target (aDOT) last season too, and pairing him with a burner like Mims could do wonders for this offense.

2. Jalen Reagor, TCU

Jalen Reagor is one of the fastest wide receivers in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Jalen Reagor is one of the fastest wide receivers in the 2020 NFL Draft. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Like Mims, Jalen Reagor is a burner, running a 4.47 time in the 40-yard dash. That speed could make him a valuable asset alongside Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones. Even coming off a down year (611 receiving yards) Reagor's speed could make him an enticing addition to the Lions wide receiver corps.

1. Tee Higgins, Clemson

Tee Higgins ws a dominant player for the Clemson Tigers.
Tee Higgins ws a dominant player for the Clemson Tigers. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Tee Higgins is one of the most accomplished receivers available in the 2020 NFL Draft. He's racked up at least 900 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in back-to-back seasons, and is coming off a career-best 1,167 yards last season. The big-bodied wideout could be a great pick for Detroit at the top of the second round.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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