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Lions’ Amon-Ra St. Brown builds his perfect WR and takes Tyreek Hill’s speed

Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown says he would use the speed of Miami Dolphins star Tyreek Hill or Hall of Famer Randy Moss to build the “perfect wide receiver.”

St. Brown said the The Pivot Podcast (minute 52) that his ideal receiver would have the speed of Hill or Moss combined with the size of Calvin Johnson, the feet of Chad Ochocinco, the hands of Larry Fitzgerald and the toughness of Hines Ward.



St. Brown, a fourth-round draft pick by the Lions in 2021, earned his first All-Pro nod last season by racking up 1,515 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns on 119 receptions.

With the exception of Hill, who led the NFL with 1,799 receiving yards in 2023, the wide receivers St. Brown cited as inspirations retired before he joined the league, making the interview a glimpse into the variety of tape the Lions standout is watching.

By racking up at least 90 receptions in each of his first three NFL seasons, a mark matched only by Odell Beckham Jr. and Michael Thomas, St. Brown is on track to put his name in the NFL history books among the icons he’s studying.

That research could help put St. Brown on track to break a franchise record in 2024.

Johnson had 1,964 yards in the 2012 season, setting the all-time record for Lions receivers. St. Brown, who was 450 yards shy of the mark in 16 games last season, could possibly surpass the record if he can stay healthy this fall.