Detroit Lions WR Jameson Williams signs rookie deal

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Detroit Lions have signed first-round wide receiver Jameson Williams to a four-year rookie contract.

Drafted 12th overall in this year’s draft, Detroit traded 20 spots to select the former Alabama standout. While Williams is currently recovering from a torn ACL, the 21-year-old said he expects to be ready for the start of training camp.

At 6’2′ 189 pounds, Williams brings a much-needed combination of size and speed to the Lions receiving corps – a group that currently includes the star tight end TJ Hockenson, Amon-Ra St. Brownas well as the acquisition of free agents Chark DJ.

Possessing an elite upside, Williams’ fantastic value throughout the season will surely be tied to how well the starting quarterback performs. Jared Goff. Despite a slow start to his tenure in Detroit, Goff finished the 2021 campaign strong, posting an 11:2 touchdown-to-interception ratio over the Lions’ last five games. If the former Ram can sustain that momentum through 2022, then Williams could easily push for WR3 value early in his rookie campaign, health permitting.

Fanduel Sportsbook currently has the Lions at +950 odds to win the NFC North.

Charles P. Patton