Pro Football Focus is putting their money on Kenny G this season.
Using their database, which you can learn more about here, PFF ranked the league’s top 25 pass catchers heading into this season. Wide receiver Kenny Golladay came in at No. 18.
PFF’s Anthony Treash praises Golladay’s lengthy 6-foot-4 frame, which gives him an advantage when it comes to contested balls—not to mention his PFF receiving grade on those targets over the past two years is the best in the league.
And of course, to excel in 2020, a healthy Matthew Stafford makes all the difference.
“With Stafford under center in 2019 (through Week 9), Golladay saw 22 deep targets, three more than any other receiver in that span. He hauled in eight of those for 306 yards and three scores and would go on to finish the year tied for the most deep catches, with 16,” Treash writes.
WR Kenny Golladay showed his all-around ability in 2019— PFF DET Lions (@PFF_Lions) August 10, 2020
WRs with 75.0+ Overall, Receiving, Run Blocking Grades in 2019:
- Julio Jones
- Kenny Golladay
- Courtland Sutton
- D.J. Moore
- Robert Woods
Ask Golladay to do anything, he will do it and do it well#OnePride pic.twitter.com/SPi4l20TKP
And onto the rest of your notes.
- Dave Birkett with the Detroit Free Press explains how rookies should still contribute this season despite a shortened training camp. “Quinn said after the draft that he expected Okudah to be ‘a very capable player very, very early in his rookie season’ even given the challenges of this year with no formal offseason program, a truncated training camp and no preseason games.”
- A piece from detroitlions.com’s Tim Twentyman on how the Lions plan to utilize new outside linebacker Jamie Collins Sr.’s versatility.
- Happy Birthday Matt Prater!
- NFL.com’s Cynthia Frelund named Matthew Stafford as one of her seven candidates for 2020 Comeback Player of the Year. The bit about him starts at 0:16.
- It’s nothing too new but Darius Slay shared some thoughts on the Lions with Penn Live that, er, weren’t the best. The Spun has a write up on it if you’re interested.
- Another from Birkett on how new Lions special teams coordinator Brayden Coombs says he’s saddened by the news the MAC is canceling its football season in 2020.