Detroit Lions 2022 first round pick Jameson Williams is still at least a month out from getting back on the football field.

Williams tore his ACL in the second quarter of the CFP National Championship game against Georgia in January, which resulted in him having surgery and being sidelined since then. His draft stock fell as the former Alabama wide receiver was predicted by many analysts to be picked inside the top 10. The Lions still traded up to the No. 12 pick to take him, which made him the fourth wide receiver chosen behind Drake London at No. 8 and his former Ohio State teammates, Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave at No. 10 and No. 11 respectively.

Before tearing his ACL, Williams used the transfer portal to go from Ohio State to Alabama ahead of the 2021 season. Other than Heisman winning quarterback Bryce Young, Williams was the best player on the Crimson Tide's offense last season, going for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns on 79 receptions as wide receiver No. 1 on the team.

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The Lions have Amon-Ra St. Brown, DJ Chark, and Josh Reynolds as the team's main wide receiving threats this season. However, each of them are currently battling through their own injury problems as St. Brown left last week's game against the Dallas Cowboys with a concussion, Chark is on injured reserve, and Reynolds has a knee injury he has been playing through.

The Detroit Lions are currently 1-5 and in last place in the NFC North, as well as being one of the two teams in the NFL with only one win on the season.

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