When it comes to the 2021 free agency period, not many believe the Detroit Lions will make a big splash as they are clearly in a rebuilding phase (though Brad Holmes and Dan Campbell inside it is a “reload”).
That being said, in a piece recently published in The Athletic, Sheil Kapadia predicts the Lions will sign free agent edge rusher Trey Hendrickson.
Here is what Kapadia has to say about the move.
Trey Hendrickson (Edge): Lions
Hendrickson presents a boom-or-bust option. He had 13.5 sacks and 25 quarterback hits with the Saints last season but had 6.5 sacks and 18 quarterback hits over his first three seasons. New Lions head coach Dan Campbell spent the past five years on the Saints’ staff. He should know better than most whether Hendrickson is a one-year wonder or an ascending player. The Lions need help pretty much everywhere on their roster. They can’t be picky about need and just need to identify young, talented players who fit their scheme.
According to NFL.com, Hendrickson is the No. 5 ranked free agent in the Class of 2021.
Nation, would you like to see the Lions make a splash and sign Trey Hendrickson?