The Facts: Golladay is 6-4. He's listed at 218 pounds. He has 4.5 speed and can jump through the building. In other words, he looks like a No. 1 receiver. But in this offense, he doesn't have to be a No. 1 receiver. With Marvin Jones and Golden Tate back, he's probably WR3. And that's part of what makes him an excellent candidate to become the offense's breakout player of the year. "He's a big target," Tate said. "He's got length. He can go up and get it, and, you know, we'll try to put him in situations to do that."
Diehards Line: As MLive.com's Kyle Meinke reminded readers, Golladay showed flashes last year, when he caught 28 passes for 477 yards and three touchdowns. But if the offseason program is any indication, Meinke believes Golladay is headed for even bigger things in 2018. He consistently chewed up the first-team defense, and especially in the red zone, where he so deftly uses that rangy frame to go up and get passes even the likes of Darius Slay can't get to. Meinke added "His overall production will be tempered by the return of Tate and Jones. But their presence also means Golladay will rarely have to face the sort of exotic coverages other guys built like him have to face. And that makes him a very dangerous player to watch when the Lions return for camp next month. ..." His progress and role will be worth watching in August.