Lions Jameson Williams First-round pick Jameson Williams after Detroit Lions rookie minicamp Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Allen Park practice facility. Lionsrr Rook

The Detroit Lions will finally have their rookie first-round pick available to play on Sunday.

2022 first-round pick Jameson Williams is set to make his NFL debut. The Lions plan to activate the wide receiver for their game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news of Williams’ activation on Saturday.

Schefter tweeted, “The Lions are activating first-round pick Jameson Williams, the former Alabama standout WRwh tore his ACL during last season’s national championship game. Williams is available to make his NFL debut Sunday vs. the Jaguars.”

The Lions aren’t in any division race right now. They’re in second place in the NFC North, but five games behind Minnesota in the loss column. So, they can get away with bringing Williams into the fold even this late in the season.

Ultimately, it will help Wiliams along in the process. NFL game speed is another beast and going two years without dealing with any football speed wouldn’t be wise.

Williams was very productive on a loaded Alabama team. He recorded 1,572 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns in one season with the Crimson Tide after transferring from Ohio State. Detroit selected him 12th overall in the 2022 NFL Draft; he was the fourth receiver taken off the board.

Several other rookie NFL wide receivers have have had very impressive seasons. Williams will be off to a late start, but he has a chance to be just as good as his peers have been.

[Adam Schefter]

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