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2020 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions select WR Quintez Cephus in the fifth round

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This the first of Detroit’s picks in the fifth round.

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The Detroit Lions have selected Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Lions don’t currently have a receiver on the roster signed beyond the 2020 season, but with Marvin Jones Jr., Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola on board for this year, Cephus isn’t likely to contribute much his rookie season.

But new Detroit Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah was a big fan of Cephus in college:

Cephus is a jump-ball specialist, even at just 6-foot-1. Athletically, speaking, however, he’s just an average prospect.

Cephus was also expelled from Wisconsin following a sexual assault charge in 2018. However, he was acquitted and reinstated the following year.

Stats:

2017: 30 catches, 501 yards, 6 TDs
2019: 59 catches, 901 yards, 7 TDs

Detroit has three more picks left tonight.

Lions picks thus far:

  • Round 1, Pick 3 - OSU CB Jeff Okudah
  • Round 2, Pick 3 (35 overall) - Georgia RB D’Andre Swift
  • Round 3, Pick 3 (67 overall) - Notre Dame EDGE Julian Okwara
  • Round 3, Pick 11 (75 overall) - OSU G Jonah Jackson
  • Round 4, Pick 15 (121 overall) - Kentucky G Logan Stenberg
  • Round 5, Pick 21 (166 overall) - Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus

Lions remaining picks

  • Round 5, Pick 27 (172 overall) - from Raiders
  • Round 6, Pick 18 (197) — From Colts
  • Round 7, Pick 21 (235 overall) - from Eagles via Patriots

Top remaining needs for Lions:

  • Cornerback
  • Defensive tackle
  • Offensive guard
  • Wide receiver
  • Edge defender
  • Running back

NFL Draft schedule

Day 3

What: Rounds 4 through 7
When: Saturday, April 25 — Noon ET until around 7 p.m.
TV: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network
Online streaming: ESPN app, NFL Network Live
Online streaming for Draftathon charity event: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook
Lions picks: Round 4, Pick 3 (109); Round 5, Pick 3 (149); Round 5, Pick 20 (166); Round 6, Pick 3 (182); Round 7, Pick 21 (235)