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State of the Franchise: Detroit Lions

Breaking down the Detroit Lions depth chart heading into the 2022 season by looking at PFF grades and contract situations. Where the team is now, and what they still need to do.
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DETROIT LIONS COACHING STAFF

HC: Dan CAMPBELL

OC: Ben JOHNSON

DC: Aaron GLENN

ST: Dave FIPP

DETROIT LIONS OFFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

QB, Jared GOFF

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 60.7
  • Contract – –.

RB, D’Andre SWIFT

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 57.8
  • Contract – –.

WR, Amon-Ra ST. BROWN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 79.9
  • Contract – –.

WR, D.J. CHARK Jr.

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 65.9
  • Contract – –.

WR, Josh REYNOLDS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 65.9
  • Contract – –.

TE, T.J. HOCKENSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 68.1
  • Contract – –.

LT, Taylor DECKER

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 75.5
  • Contract – –.

LG, Jonah JACKSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 69.3
  • Contract – –.

C, Frank RAGNOW

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 86.7
  • Contract – –.

RG, Halapoulivaati VAITAI

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 68.4
  • Contract – –.

RT, Penei SEWELL

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 77.0
  • Contract – –.

Bench Depth

QB: Tim Boyle, David Blough, Steven Montez

RB: Jamaal Williams, Craig Reynolds, Godwin Igwebuike

WR: Kalif Raymond, Quintez Cephus, Tom Kennedy, Trinity Benson, Javon McKinley

TE: Brock Wright, Garrett Griffin, Jared Pinkney

FB: Jason Cabinda

LT: Matt Nelson, Dan Skipper

LG: Logan Stenberg

C: Evan Brown, Ryan McCollum

RG: Tommy Kraemer

RT: —

DETROIT LIONS DEFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

LDE, Charles HARRIS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 68.3
  • Contract – –.

LDT, Alim MCNEILL

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 60.1
  • Contract – –.

RDT, Michael BROCKERS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 40.6
  • Contract – –.

RDE, Romeo OKWARA

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 73.3
  • Contract – –.

WLB, Julian OKWARA

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 67.7
  • Contract – –.

MLB, Alex ANZALONE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 35.4
  • Contract – –.

SLB, Derrick BARNES

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 30.1
  • Contract – –.

LCB, Amani ORUWARIYE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 59.0
  • Contract – –.

SS, Will HARRIS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 42.6
  • Contract – –.

FS, Tracy WALKER III

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 65.1
  • Contract – –.

RCB, Jeff OKUDAH

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 53.0
  • Contract – –.

Bench Depth

LDE: Levi Onwuzurike, Jashon Cornell

LDT: Bruce Hector

RDT: John Penisini

RDE: Joel Heath, Eric Banks

WLB: Austin Bryant, Chris Board, Jessie Lemonier

MLB: Anthony Pittman, Curtis Bolton

SLB: Jarrad Davis, Rashod Berry

LCB: A.J. Parker, Jerry Jacobs, Bobby Price

SS: Jalen Elliott, Brady Breeze

FS: DeShon Elliott, C.J. Moore, JuJu Hughes

RCB: Mike Hughes, Ifeatu Melifonwu, Mark Gilbert

Team Needs

OFFENSE

Average PFF Grade:

Low PFF grades: RB (57.8), QB (60.7), WR (65.9), WR (65.9)

Expiring contracts:


DEFENSE

Average PFF Grade:

Low PFF grades: SLB (30.1), MLB (35.4), RDT (40.6), SS (42.6)

Expiring contracts:

2022 Draft Picks

Round 1: EDGE Aidan Hutchinson (Michigan) No. 2
Round 1: No. 32 (from Rams)
Round 2: No. 34
Round 3: No. 66
Round 3: No. 97
Round 5: No. 177
Round 6: No. 181
Round 6: No. 217
Round 7: No. 234 (from Browns)

2022 Cap Space

Draft Strategy

Low PFF grades: SLB (30.1), MLB (35.4), RDT (40.6), SS (42.6)

Expiring contracts:

2022 NFL Draft Top Prospects: DEFENSIVE PLAYERSWRS, OL, TES, QBS, RBS

Who should they sign? Who should they draft? Who should they trade? Share your thoughts about the Detroit Lions roster.
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