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Sunday open thread: How many yards will Kenny Golladay have in 2018?

How much will the Lions rely on the second-year receiver?

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After the 2018 NFL Draft, the talk about the Detroit Lions’ offense has surrounded the running game. With newly-added running backs Kerryon Johnson and LeGarrette Blount, it’s true that the Lions’ offense may look a lot different this season thanks to an improved ground attack.

That being said, Detroit’s passing offense could be a little improved in 2018, too. Second-year receiver Kenny Golladay had a downplayed role in 2017, due to injury and general rookie growing pains. However, offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said recently that he’s quite excited for what Golladay has in store for next season.

“I’m really excited (for Kenny),” Cooter told reporters in late April, according to “Going from your first year to your second year in this league you can really make some strides. Kenny’s got the ability to do some special things.”

Last year, Golladay still managed 477 yards and three touchdowns in just 11 games, thanks to an impressive 17.0 yards per catch. Today’s Question of the Day is:

How many receiving yards will Kenny Golladay have in 2018?

My answer: While the Lions have an impressive receiving corps—some may say the best in the league—I still think the Lions are going to make it a bigger priority to get Golladay the ball. With a (presumably) better running game, play action should be more effective in 2018, and the Lions may be able to connect on even more deep shots (they were first in deep ball receiving yards last year).

With a more balanced offense and more chemistry built between Golladay and Matthew Stafford, I think the young receiver will finish with about 750 yards.

Your turn.


How many receiving yards will Kenny Golladay have in 2018

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Less than 500
    (34 votes)
  • 10%
    (201 votes)
  • 20%
    (398 votes)
  • 34%
    (669 votes)
  • 14%
    (283 votes)
  • 10%
    (209 votes)
  • 6%
    More than 1,100
    (119 votes)
1913 votes total Vote Now

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