Lions GM sees opportunities in draft, free agency to replace Kenny Golladay

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Lions General Manager Brad Holmes says the departure of wide receiver Kenny Golladay doesn’t preclude the Lions from having a strong receiving corps.

Holmes called Golladay a “very, very talented receiver” but said there’s depth at wide receiver both in the draft and in free agency, and that allowed the Lions to let Golladay hit free agency, where he signed with the Giants.

“It’s relatively deep in both spots,” Holmes said. “There were a few different factors, but at the end of the day it was just making the right decision for the Lions, both short term and more importantly long term. But I wish Kenny nothing but the best in New York and I was happy to see he got a good deal.”

The Lions have signed two wide receivers, Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman, who may be starters in 2021, and they also added some depth at the position by signing Damion Ratley. More receivers may be coming in the draft as well. And Holmes thinks that by the time the season starts, the Lions will have plenty of talent at the position.

5 responses to “Lions GM sees opportunities in draft, free agency to replace Kenny Golladay

  1. I just don’t see any starters on the lions. These are depth guys. If these are your starters this could be a bad season. They traded for Goff to pay him all this money and surrounded him with nothing. This is even worse than the last regimes plan.

  2. After what seems like decades, Lions seem serious about winning more than a few games. Like the city of Detroit, the Lions are coming back.

  3. Receivers are the most plentiful position out there, and you can always find good ones in the middle rounds every year. That’s the absolute last position I’d ever consider spending big money on. And it’s not necessarily a position of impact. How many super bowls did Calvin Johnson go to? How many playoff wins was he involved in? On the other hand, many super bowl teams had ordinary WR’s.

  4. Lions are a bad organization. Last year, with a prime first round pick they used it on a CB to replace Slay. This year, with another prime first round pick, they will probably draft a WR to replace Golladay. Those are two prime picks used to replace guys that they should have made every effort to retain and use the picks to build a talented roster. As it is they are just treading water, and sinking every year.

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