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Prediction for the 53

While I'm bending an ear to the NBA draft - I wanted to post my early prediction for the Lion's 53.

I have a hunch that a guy like James Bryant will the take one of the last spots because of special teams ability, athleticism, youth, and versatility.

I have Stovall making the team as a 5th receiver because of special teams play and his adding a different dimension as a red zone threat 5th receiver.

I only have the Lions keeping two guards because Hilliard and others can back-up there. I don't think the Lions will cut-bait on Fox or Cherilus just yet. So they'll keep 5 OT's, 2 OG's, and 2 Centers.

I have Kellen Moore making the team as a 3rd QB. The guy will show that he can deliver the ball accurately to the open read - and that will be enough - he'll make the team - but hopefully never dress.

On defense - I have a suspicion that the Lions will still make a move or two in the secondary that will shake up the list of the ten players I have penciled in for those spots right now.

Somehow - this team still needs a shut down corner and a play maker at safety. The long term plans for a player like Delmas come into play now too. We'll see.

Everette Brown might be a tough cut. Wendling doesn't make the team this time around. Silva will be a last cut that I hope stays with us on the practice squad.

OFFENSE

QB Matthew Stafford
QB Shaun Hill
QB Kellen Moore

RB Jahvid Best
RB Mikel Leshoure
RB Kevin Smith
RB Joique Bell

HB James Bryant

WR Calvin Johnson
WR Nate Burleson
WR Titus Young
WR Ryan Broyles
WR Maurice Stovall

TE Brandon Pettigrew
TE Tony Scheffler
TE Will Heller

OT Jeff Backus
OT Riley Reiff
OT Gosder Cherilus
OT Jason Fox
OT Corey Hilliard

OG Rob Sims
OG Stephen Peterman

C Dominic Raiola
C Dylan Gandy

DEFENSE

DE Cliff Avril
DE Kyle Vanden Bosch
DE Lawrence Jackson
DE Willie Young
DE Ronnell Lewis

DT Ndamukong Suh
DT Corey Williams
DT Nick Fairley
DT Sammie Hill

LB Stephen Tulloch
LB DeAndre Levy
LB Justin Durant
LB Doug Hogue
LB Ashlee Palmer
LB Tahir Whitehead

CB Chris Houston
CB Aaron Berry
CB Jacob Lacey
CB Alphonso Smith
CB Chris Greenwood
CB Bill Bentley

S Louis Delmas
S Amari Spievey
S Sean Jones
S Erik Coleman

Special Teams Specialists

K Jason Hanson

P Ryan Donahue

LS Don Muhlbach

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Pride Of Detroit or its writers.

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