NFL Rumors: Lions' Rookie Receiver Should Return This Season


The Detroit Lions spent the 12th overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft with an eye to the future. According to head coach Dan Campbell, that pick may soon pay dividends. Wide receiver Jameson Williams is progressing in his recovery from a January ACL tear, and the team expects him to contribute at some point this season.

Williams injured his knee in the NCAA Championship game in January of 2021. His play leading up to the misfortune was enough to earn the Lions' faith: he tallied 1572 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns across 15 appearances for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

When Williams returns, he'll join a receiving corps that includes wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and tight end T.J. Hockenson. Williams should provide a deep compliment to their gritty, yards-after-catch play style.

Williams joined the Lions as their 12th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft after splitting his college career between two powerhouses. Williams underwhelmed in two seasons with Ohio State before transferring to Alabama and exploding for his SEC-best 1572 receiving yards. 

Photo Credit: © Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports