Updated Lions WR Depth Chart After 2022 NFL Draft

Isaiah De Los Santos
A look at the Detroit Lions' WR depth chart following the 2022 NFL Draft.
A look at the Detroit Lions' WR depth chart following the 2022 NFL Draft. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions made sure they didn't miss out on the wide receiver talent in the 2022 NFL Draft. Detroit traded with NFC North rival the Minnesota Vikings to move up to No. 12 overall in order to select Alabama standout Jameson Williams, who'll help lead a revamped receiving corps.

Here's how the Lions WR depth chart stacks up after the 2022 draft.

Lions WR Depth Chart 2022

1. Amon-Ra St. Brown

Amon-Ra St. Brown's breakout as a rookie was a huge story for the Lions last season. The 2021 fourth-round pick finished the year with 90 receptions for 912 yards and 5 TDs, teasing incredible playmaking abilities with the ball in his hands. His already strong connection with quarterback Jared Goff will be a huge part of Detroit's air attack.

2. DJ Chark Jr.

DJ Chark is looking to recapture his Pro Bowl form from 2019. Chark saw his numbers drop off in 2020 and a fractured ankle suffered in Week 4 cut his 2021 campaign short. The former 1,000-yard receiver clearly has talent, and he'll have a chance to prove it as one of the Lions' top pass-catching weapons.

3. Jameson Williams

Despite coming off of a major injury of his own, Detroit liked Williams enough to trade up for him. It's not hard to see why after he torched opposing teams in 2021, racking up 1,572 yards and 15 TDs with a whopping 19.9 yards per reception for Alabama. Early word has been very optimistic about the speedster's recovery from a torn ACL, so he could be back to burning secondaries in no time.

4. Josh Reynolds

Josh Reynolds was able to carve out a role in Detroit after a midseason trade from the Tennessee Titans. He finished with the third-most yards among Lion receivers (306) in just seven games with his new team. His previous playing experience with Jared Goff in Los Angeles certainly is an asset as he hopes to earn a bigger target share in 2022.

5. Quintez Cephus

6. Kalif Raymond

7. Tom Kennedy

8. Trinity Benson

9. Javon McKinley

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