Heading into the 2021 NFL Draft, there was no question about it that the Detroit Lions had a weakness on their roster when it came to the wide receiver position.
Despite that, I made it very clear that I wanted the Lions to wait until the third or fourth round of the draft to select a wide receiver because it is a position that is less important than people claim and it can be stocked without breaking the bank or wasting a high pick.
Thankfully, the Lions did just that as they waited until the fourth round to select WR Amon-Ra St. Brown out of USC.
St. Brown was the 16th wide receiver selected in the draft (which is crazy) and he vows to use that as a motivation to play well.
From Detroit Lions:
“I’m never going to forget the 15 receivers that went before me in the draft,” St. Brown said. “That’s kind of the chip I have on my shoulder coming in. Whenever I’m thinking about anything, that just comes back to my mind and it just motivates me to do more.”
The Lion’s wide receiving corp is nothing to call home about but you can bet that St. Brown is going to make his presence known during this rookie campaign.