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Dan Campbell no comments on DeAndre Hopkins: I like our receivers room

Peter King explains to Mike Florio why the Eagles deserve to be No. 1, what makes the Lions worth the hype, how the Vikings landed No. 14 and why the Bucs are bringing up the rear without Tom Brady.

After finishing the 2022 season on an 8-2 run, the Lions are widely considered to be a contender in the NFC for the coming year.

Could that club get a boost by signing free-agent receiver DeAndre Hopkins?

“Yeah, I’m not gonna comment on that one,” head coach Dan Campbell said on Thursday when asked about Hopkins in his press conference. “But I like our receivers room. I think we’ve got a good mix of different types of guys. I think it’s important, really, in your skill positions between tight ends, backs, and receivers that you have a mix of different types of skillsets — and I feel like we have that. We’ve got possession, explosive, we’ve got speed. We’ve got consistency, quickness.

“So, I just think we have a lot of guys that can do a lot of different things. So, the more versatility you have, that opens up your packages personnel-wise, matchup-wise.”

The Lions do have talented receivers — like Amon-Ra St. Brown, who caught 106 passes for 1,161 yards with six touchdowns last season. But the club will be without 2022 first-round pick Jameson Williams for the first six games of 2023 due to his suspension for betting that occurred within a Lions facility.

It’s unclear whether or not Detroit will enter the Hopkins sweepstakes. But adding a receiver of his caliber would only help the club contend.