DETROIT – The Detroit Lions will open the regular 2022 season against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 11 at Ford Field.
The lions are trying to rebuild under coach Dan Campbell and general manager Brad Holmes, both for the second year. While there is certainly competition between the positional units, the Lions have pledged to lead it back to their main season last season: quarterback Jared Goff, fullback D’Andre Swift, strict TJ Hockenson, receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and security guard Tracy. Walker. They have also added young talent, such as Aidan Hutchinson, who is the No. 2 defender.
The host corps was one of the weakest spots last season, but they have boosted the talent in that position. A few interesting names to look out for in the training camp are the battle between Trinity Benson and Quintez Cephus for a host.
VEERLAJA (3): Jared Goff, David Blough, Tim Boyle
It’s clear when Jared Goff is a Lion man. If they didn’t get a defender in the drift, it was a reassurance, then the team is committed to him as a beginner. The biggest question for the training camp is who can take on QB2, with backups Blough and Boyle looking to prove themselves again.
BACK (4): D’Andre Swift, Jamaal Williams, Craig Reynolds, Jason Cabinda (FB)
Both Swift and Williams are runners with their dual-risk abilities after splitting last season. However, Swift has had groin and shoulder injuries in the past, so they have to keep a certain amount of backup on deck. Reynolds has proven to be able to rise when needed, as he did last season when he ran nearly 200 yards from the practice team.
WIDE RECEIVER (6): DJ Chark Jr., Josh Reynolds, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Jameson Williams, Quintez Cephus, Calif Raymond
The host corps was often criticized last season for a lack of talent. According to the next generation of NFL statistics, they achieved 24.5% of their narrow targets last season, the worst third in the NFL. However, this does not seem to be the case this season, especially with the addition of Chark, but everyone is also looking forward to St. A big leap for Brown in Year 2. Campbell has praised Trinity Benson for her hard work this season, but Quintez Cephus has proven to be able to play big games and is likely to be nodded.
TIGHT TIP (3): TJ Hockenson, Devin Funchess, James Mitchell
There isn’t much competition at this point as Hockenson returns to the franchise as one face. Detroit made a surprising move, taking former receiver Devin Funchess to a narrow end, which could add extra fun to the attack. The lions must be deep in this role, as Mitchell also comes from an ACL injury.
RUNNELINE (9): Penei Sewell, Taylor Decker, Frank Ragnow, Jonah Jackson, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Evan Brown, Matt Nelson, Tommy Kraemer, Dan Skipper
Detroit’s line of attack should be high on the list. None of these names are surprising. Sewell, the seventh choice in the 2021 draft, is projected to make a big leap this season after a promising newcomer campaign. He is surrounded by many veterans who help him along the way, such as Decker and Ragnow. Now the unit needs to start jumping early.
PROTECTIVE LINE (9): Aidan Hutchinson, Michael Brockers, Romeo Okwara, Julian Okwara, Charles Harris, Alim McNeill, Levi Onwuzurike, James Houston, Josh Paschal
In the last six seasons, lions have graduated from the pressure percentage among the last five. They also ranked 29th and 30th last year, according to ESPN’s statistics and information, last season. So obviously this is the problem. With the addition of Hutchinson, the Lions have committed themselves to radical improvements.
LINEBACKER (5): Austin Bryant, Alex Anzalone, Derrick Barnes, Jarrad Davis, Malcolm Rodriguez
After their first exposure last season, the lions promised to go through 1,070 expressions, the highest total number of any team in the last 10 seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Linebacker coach Kelvin Sheppard is in his team to try to make the dogs better in the field, with Anzalone and Barnes looking to become unit leaders.
BACK (6): Jeff Okudah, Jerry Jacobs, Amani Oruwariye, Mike Hughes, Ifeatu Melifonwu, AJ Parker
All eyes are on the former overall Okudah No. 3 as he hopes to recover from Achilles’ injury last season. There are still many questions about who he is as an NFL player, and Lions staff are patient during his rehabilitation treatment and are forcing other boys, such as Jacobs and Oruwariye, to improve.
SAFETY (5): Tracy Walker, Kerby Joseph, DeShon Elliott, Will Harris, CJ Moore
Walker is committed to being the best security guard on the list, so he was re-signed with a three-year contract worth $ 25 million this off-season. Secondary lions also need the help of others to ensure security. The Lions are the only team to have promised a total of 100 touchdowns in the last three seasons (102). According to the ESPN Stats & Information survey, they have also intercepted 25 passes during this time, which is the least with the Riders.
SPECIALISTS (3): Scott Daly, Jack Fox, Austin Seibert
Fox was named Pro Bowler on the team in 2020, in addition to being named the NFC Special Player of the Month in September 2020. He wants to be at the top of the group with Daly, the long snapper, and Seibert.
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