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Thursday open thread: Who will be the Detroit Lions’ 4th receiver on the final roster?

Which player will stand out this offseason?

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The Detroit Lions have 12 wide receivers currently on the roster.


By the end of the summer that number will be whittled down by more than half.

Right now here are current receivers on the Lions’ roster:

  1. Kenny Golladay
  2. Marvin Jones Jr.
  3. Danny Amendola
  4. Travis Fulgham
  5. Geronimo Allison
  6. Jamal Agnew
  7. Marvin Hall
  8. Chris Lacy
  9. Tom Kennedy
  10. Quintez Cephus
  11. Victor Bolden, Jr
  12. Geremy Davis

The Lions have gotten decent contributions in the past from guys like Marvin Hall and Chris Lacy, but they will need to fend off the newcomers in Geronimo Allison and Quintez Cephus for that rotational wide receiver role.

Travis Fulgham was largely irrelevant last season after getting chosen in the sixth round.

Regardless of who the player is that makes it, he’s going to have to contribute on special teams as well to make the roster. So today’s Question of the Day is:

Who will be the Lions No. 4 receiver in 2020?

My answer: Geronimo Allison

Allison has played in 46 games throughout his four-year career and has started 14 of them. This makes him the perfect candidate to shine as a rotational player in the Lions offense.

Long term, I like the idea of Quintez Cephus taking over one of those top four receiver spots, but I’m not sure he’ll be ready to do it as a rookie with a limited offseason.

Your turn.

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