Skip to main content

Lions offseason questions: Players who impressed

The Detroit Lions wrapped up their offseason training program, and the next time we see them on the field will be training camp later this summer.

Who stood out during offseason practices? I asked the crew, and here's what they had to say:

Tim Twentyman: Cornerback Terrion Arnold

I thought the way Arnold came into OTAs and minicamp, ran with the first-team defense at outside cornerback and looked the part was pretty impressive. He picked off quarterback Jared Goff in the first practice of minicamp and got his hands on a couple other footballs throughout the spring.

I won't be surprised at all if he's starting opposite Carlton Davis III at cornerback Week 1 vs. Los Angeles.

Dannie Rogers: Wide receiver Jameson Williams

The man on a mission stood out to me in OTAs. Williams made more of his impressive and explosive catches downfield. What his coaches and teammates had to say about him was even more impressive. This time last year, linebacker Derrick Barnes was the talk of OTAs with his improvement, and he had his best season of his career in 2023.

The coaching staff has a great pulse on who will make that big jump and it appears that Williams is up next.

Editor's Pick: Linebacker Jack Campbell

We know players typically take their biggest jump in development from Year 1 to Year 2 and so far that looks to be the case for Campbell. He picked off Goff twice in minicamp practice and looks more comfortable overall in defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn's scheme.

After showing flashes as a rookie and getting off to a promising start this spring, I expect we'll see a solid second season from Campbell.