The Detroit Lions have been one of the worst NFL teams over recent years, and they certainly weren't any different last season. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars had a worse record than the Lions in the 2021 season, with Detroit finishing with a 3-13-1 record, which meant the second overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft was theirs.
With that pick, they expectedly drafted defensive end Aidan Hutchinson. It was what they did with their second first-round pick that surprised everyone.
Detroit Lions General Manager Brad Holmes aggressively traded up with the Minnesota Vikings to get the 12th overall pick. With that, they selected Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams.
Surely, if you are selected in the draft, it is a dream come true to play in the National Football League. One NFL fan spotted Williams' face in a photograph of him with Hutchinson, and he does not look happy.
Here's how other fans reacted to Williams' reaction. One New Orleans Saints fan displayed his happiness as they drafted Chris Olave ahead of Williams.
Another questioned if Williams was in pain due to his recovery from an ACL injury.
Another fan had a slightly different take on the situation.
This fan likened the situation to when Amari Cooper was drafted by the Raiders and he does have a similar facial expression.
One fan pointed out that Williams wanted to play alongside former Alabama receiver DeVonta Smith with the Eagles, which would have been an explosive duo.
Another fan had a more blunt response to Williams heading to the Lions, though head coach Dan Campbell does appear to be changing the culture in Detroit.
This NFL fan pointed out that Williams may not like the spotlight and his lack of emotion may not mean he isn't happy.
This fan believes the Lions could enjoy a turnaround in 2022 with their acquisitions in the draft and in free agency.
Finally, this fan posted a photo of Williams after he was drafted, celebrating with the Detroit fans at the draft.
What awaits Detroit Lions in 2022?
With an extremely young roster, Detroit Lions should have an exciting future ahead of them. With Dan Campbell at the helm, they have a head coach that players will run through brick walls for.
Also, with Jared Goff at quarterback, doubts remain over whether Detroit Lions can reach their full offensive potential. The addition of Williams adds plenty of talent to their receiving corps. It's just a question of whether Goff will be able to consistently put them in positions to be successful.