They have the worst offense in the league by at least one estimation, in part because they went dumpster-diving to round out their receiving corps.
But as the formal offseason program approaches its end next week, the Detroit Lions are cautiously optimistic that two spring standouts can be contributors for them this fall.
Victor Bolden, who spent parts of the last two seasons on the Lions’ practice squad, and Quintez Cephus, a fifth-round pick in 2020, have drawn praise from coaches and teammates for their performance during mandatory minicamp and Organized Team Activities.
Each has made standout plays in practice this week, and each is in line to get more extensive looks in training camp.
“I think both of those guys are very detail-oriented,” said backup quarterback Tim Boyle, who has worked extensively with each this offseason. “Vic’s been making some incredible catches, just away from his body, and for being a smaller guy he’s got incredible hands. When we throw (routes on air) and we’re throwing individual routes, he stands out as one of those guys who’s going to be in the right spot at the right time.
“And that goes for Q as well. Quintez has been incredible. He’s where he’s supposed to be, when he’s supposed to be there and he catches everything. So we’ve had success with both of those guys.”
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