When it came to the Detroit Lions in 2020, there wasn't a whole lot to be excited about. The team finished at the bottom of the NFC North once again, sporting a 5-11-0 record. However, the Lions' roster has changed a lot over the offseason, including a big shakeup to their wide receiver group.
Here's a look at the Lions' updated WR depth chart for 2021.
Lions WR Depth Chart 2021
1. Tyrell Williams
After spending his career so far as a secondary option, Tyrell Williams will have a chance to be the Lions' No. 1 wideout next season. While he hasn't reached the 1,000-yard mark since 2016, he's been solid in each season since then, recording at least 650 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns in each of the subsequent campaigns. Considering how the Lions' don't have a clear-cut top receiver, this may be Williams' best chance to show the NFL what he can do.
2. Breshad Perriman
Despite only playing five seasons in the league so far, the Lions are Breshad Perriman's fifth NFL team. Injuries have prevented him from maintaining a consistent role in any organization. The former 2015 first-round pick has missed 17 games over the last four seasons, but the hope is that he'll blossom into Detroit's No. 1 or No. 2 wideout. Perriman has 2,066 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in 63 career games.
3. Quintez Cephus
Quintez Cephus may not be a name that a lot of NFL fans know, but he has a real chance to break out in 2021 as the Lions No. 3 wide receiver. A fifth-round selection in 2020, Cephus had a promising showing in his rookie season, catching 20 passes for 349 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. Quarterbacks also had a 110.3 passer rating when targeting him, which could bode well for any potential chemistry between him and Jared Goff next season.
4. Amon-Ra St. Brown
Taken 112th overall in this year's draft, Amon-Ra St. Brown could see a prominent role in Detroit thanks to the team's lack of receiving threats. He was productive in four seasons with the USC Trojans, notching 2,210 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns in 30 collegiate games.
5. Geronimo Allison
After spending his first five years in the league with the Green Bay Packers, Geronimo Allison will get a change of scenery as he joins the Lions next season. It's unlikely that he'll be anything special for Detroit, considering he's only surpassed 300 receiving yards once. However, Allison will operate as a veteran depth option when given the chance.
6. Kalif Raymond
7. Tom Kennedy
8. Victor Bolden Jr.
9. Damion Ratley
10. Sage Surratt
11. Jonathan Adams
12. Javon McKinley
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