I'm not exactly the biggest fan of Yahoo's sports coverage, but I discovered an article where Jason Cole ranks every D-line in the league, and surprisingly we were ranked 16th overall:
He's also ranked Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Offensive Lines and Wide Receivers, with our only other notable ranking being our receiving group, which he ranked 12th in the league (and I would possibly argue that with the amount of talent we have at WR and TE we could/should be ranked higher). The D-line ranking surprises me the most though, mainly because from the beginning of Millen's campaign all the way through last season it was a weakness, or mediocre at best, and because national media outlets seem to have an infatuation with flinging poo at the Lions.
I'm not a fan of polls, but curiosity is going to force me to be hypocritical:
Do you think our Defensive Line deserves to be ranked 16th overall?
Yes, that sounds about right. (88 votes)
No, we should be ranked higher. (55 votes)
No, we should be ranked lower. (15 votes)
158 total votes