The Detroit Lions are wrapping up their off-season training schedule, and the next time we see them on the field will be training camp later this summer.
The Lions roster is in a better position than it was this time last year. This brings increased competition to every position, with players rising to the occasion.
So, who stood out during off-season training? I asked the team at Detroitlions.com, and here’s what they had to say:
Tim Twentyman: wide receiver Quintez Cephus
Cephus had a great spring after missing most of last season with a collarbone injury. The injury was unfortunate as he got off to a strong start in the first month of last season after being forced into a bigger role due to injuries and inefficiency ahead of him.
He made a number of tough takes in OTAs and minicamp this offseason and was a favorite target for three quarterbacks for the Lions, with DJ Chark a limited participant and Jameson Williams still on the mend from an ACL injury. . Cephus is tough and athletic, and showed those traits this spring with dazzling takes.
It will be really interesting to watch the competition in the wide receiver room during training camp. Think how much better the depth and talent is in this room right now when we think Cephus might be the No. 6 guy.