Detroit Lions Draft Preview: Evans vs Watkins

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ThDetroit Lions news and rumorse Detroit Lions have a lot of holes to fill on their roster, and the 2014 NFL Draft is sure to be a big day for them. Many believe the Lions need a solid WR in the first round, because these kinds of talented receivers only come around once every few years. The top two receivers in the draft are Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans, they both could make an immediate impact on the Lions offense.

Mike Evans wins the size battle over Sammy Watkins. Evans is 6’5”, and he can really get up and make a big catch. With that kind of size, it is almost a no-brainer that he would fit right into the Lions offense. There is a lot the kid could learn from Calvin Johnson, and with Golden Tate in the slot, that would give Detroit one of the most talented receiver cores in the NFL.

Sammy Watkins is one of the most talented receivers to come out of the draft in a few years, and he would be hard for the Lions to snatch up. With good reason, though. He’s blazing fast. Sammy Watkins posts a 40 time of 4.4 seconds, and he’s as physical as they get. He prides himself in his willingness to go out and make plays, whether it be scoring or blocking. Sammy Watkins will be a force to be reckoned with in the NFL; let’s just hope he will be dominating defenses for Detroit.

~Travis Newville

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