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Lions sign third-rounder Kenny Golladay

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The Lions have signed all of their draft picks.

Wide receiver Kenny Golladay was the last one without a contract, but the team announced they reached a deal with the third-round pick on Monday. Golladay, who was selected 96th overall, agreed to a four-year contract.

Golladay spent the last two years at Northern Illinois and is expected to vie for No. 3 receiver duties during his rookie season. While there’s obviously areas that the rookie needs to improve, coach Jim Caldwell said last week that he likes what he’s seen so far.

“He’s catching the ball well,” Caldwell said, via the team’s website. “He’s moving well, but he’s learning. He’s young. You don’t get bump-and-run coverages and things like that at this point in the stage of the game, so there’s a lot yet to be determined. But I do think that he’s a diligent worker, he’s serious about his craft. He tries to find every means possible to get better each and every day. So, I like his progress, where he is right now, but he’s got a long way to go. But he’s got ability.”

Marvin Jones and Golden Tate are the top two wideouts in Detroit with Jared Abbrederis, T.J. Jones and Jace Billingsley looming as Golladay’s competitors for playing time.

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5 Responses to “Lions sign third-rounder Kenny Golladay”
  1. lionfanca says: Jun 19, 2017 11:35 AM

    Doesn’t sound like Coach C thinks he has been as good in the OTA’s as all the Reporters in Detroit seem to think.

  2. lks311 says: Jun 19, 2017 12:08 PM

    lionfanca says:
    Jun 19, 2017 11:35 AM
    Doesn’t sound like Coach C thinks he has been as good in the OTA’s as all the Reporters in Detroit seem to think.
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    …or, he’s simply managing expectations.

  3. rodgersfeeblecollarbone says: Jun 19, 2017 12:28 PM

    @lionsfanca

    Actually, coming from Caldwell, that’s about the most excited response I’ve seen him make.

  4. burnzy32 says: Jun 19, 2017 12:53 PM

    I’m excited for the young kid, he’s had no one throwing to him in college, Stafford will put it on him. I wish we had a Desean Jackson type burner tho

  5. bobthebillsfan says: Jun 19, 2017 4:01 PM

    Every time I see his last name I think the “o” and the first “a” are in the wrong spots.

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