Detroit Lions ‘highest-graded’ player and ‘biggest surprise’ of 2022

    The 2022 NFL season is in the books for the Detroit Lions, and though they came up just short of making the 2022 NFL Playoffs, they had some bright spots along the way. In fact, the Lions had quite a few players have solid seasons. Pro Football Focus recently released an article where they took a look at the “highest-graded” and “biggest surprise” of the 2022 season.

    Who is the Detroit Lions' highest-graded player of 2022?

    Amon-Ra St. Brown Detroit Lions

    According to the folks over at Pro Football Focus, the Lions' highest-graded player should not really come as much of a surprise.

    PFF has Amon-Ra St. Brown as the Lions' highest-graded player of 2022 with an impressive rating of 90.7.

    Here is what PFF has to say about St. Brown.

    Brown dealt with some injuries early in the year and didn’t really take off until Week 8. But after that, he was absolutely fantastic for the Lions. He averaged more than 82 yards from scrimmage a game in the final 11 weeks, catching 78 passes for 886 yards. He totaled 1,256 yards on the season and has developed into the most reliable and consistent weapon on the Lions’ offense. 

    Who is the Detroit Lions' biggest surprise of 2022?

    Jamaal Williams Detroit Lions

    When it comes to the biggest surprise on the Lions in 2022, it is also no surprise whatsoever.

    According to PFF, the biggest surprise player on the Lions in 2022 was Jamaal Williams, who passed the great Barry Sanders with 17 rushing touchdowns.

    Here is what PFF has to say about Williams:

    How can you not be impressed by what Williams did in 2022? Not only did he lead the NFL in rushing touchdowns (17), but the team took on his identity and physical style. Williams is the perfect back to pair with D’Andre Swift and was a revelation for the Lions this season.

    Nation, do you agree with these picks?

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