Promising Update On Lions Wide Receiver's Recovery From ACL Injury

The Detroit Lions are building a quality young group of offensive skill players, and the best of the best may not have debuted with the team yet, as they traded up to draft the electric Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams at No. 12 overall. Williams suffered an ACL injury in January, so the team knew he wouldn't be ready to begin the 2022 regular season, as he adjusts to the NFL game, and the Lions General Manager Brad Holmes followed that up by saying he knew drafting Williams was a 'long term process'. 

Thankfully for the Lions, according to Holmes, Williams is 'right on track' in his recovery, and while he wouldn't provide a specific timetable for his return to practice or games, the optimism in his statements leads one to believe that Williams could play a significant amount of games in 2022.

While Detroit certainly aren't going to rush him back, it seems like Williams could be back for half of the games in 2022, and if they can even catch a glimpse of the potential he showed at Alabama, along with DeAndre Swift, T.J. Hockenson and Amon Ra St. Brown, this offence could slowly morph into one of the best in the NFC. 

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