Jeff Okudah lost both of his one-on-one reps against rookie WR Quintez Cephus. For the second-straight week, the Detroit Lions have made fifth-round rookie receiver Quintez Cephus a healthy inactive. —Big, strong, aggressive route-runner who finished his college career with his best games. Cephus was a dominant downfield threat for Wisconsin, but teams must reconcile his on-field production with his poor testing times and his missed 2018 season after he was accused of sexual assault. The Macon, Ga. native was even drawing comparisons from Lions’ writer, Kyle Meinke, to Anquan Boldin during his time in Detroit. Quintez Cephus is now showing the NFL, and the Detroit Lions, what we as Wisconsin fans have already known about his play since his freshman year, that he is a phenomenal deep threat with great hands and is physical in coverage. After a 45-7 blowout victory of the Illinois Fighting Illini and an outstanding game from quarterback Graham Mertz, Wisconsin is on the move upwards in both polls, moving from 14th to 11th in the Coaches Amway Poll and from 14th to ninth in the AP Poll. In Week 1 against the Bears, Cephus appeared to be one of Matthew Stafford’s favorite receivers, as he was targeted a team-high 10 times that game. Related: Report: Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz tests positive for COVID-19, Related: A look at the Big Ten testing protocol that will determine Graham Mertz's situation. Cephus is an aggressive route-runner with good hands, but speed questions are hard to overcome with a late-round grade. —Lack of reps/experience leads to poor nuances in his route running. —Great catch radius with long arms and strong, quick hands. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories. He was acquitted in August 2019 but showed rust early in his final season. One of these catches was even reported by Chris Burke of the Athletic to have been a touchdown. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Joining Cephus as a healthy scratch are Bo Scarbrough, who was just activated from IR on Saturday, and fellow rookie Logan Stenberg. Had some good battles with Okudah, caught a TD during 11-on-11s. —Can look slow and stiff working through breaks. But as Golladay got healthier, Cephus’ role declined, and now it appears the Lions prefer to have him develop on the bench. OBJ's Trade to Cleveland Has the Browns Hyped, Le'Veon's Power Move Pays Off After Signing Massive Deal with Jets, WR Metcalf Looks Ready to Destroy NFL Combine or Take Down Thanos, Friends to Foes, Ex-UGA Teammates Meet in Super Bowl, Cooks Gave a Super Gift to This Rams Employee, Mahomes Loves Ketchup as Much as Torching Defenses, Bears Hoping to Ride Club Dub to the Super Bowl, The Worst Fantasy Football Punishments for Last Place, NFL Players Bring Soccer Traditions to the NFL, Bills Superfan 'Pancho Billa' Continues to Inspire, Thielen's Ride from Underdog to Record-Breaking WR, Shanahan and His Son Carter Are Hyped for Carter V, Browns Winning Off the Field with Community Service, Conner's Journey from Beating Cancer to Starting RB.

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