Marshall Faulk (@marshallfaulk) September 24, 2014
This week, Marshall Faulk wants to know what has been the most well-crafted aspect of the Detroit Lions through three games. Thankfully, we could go in a number of different directions with this question, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The defensive line has been outstanding, as have the Lions' linebackers. And let's not forget about the secondary, which has played quite well despite being extremely banged up.
In all honesty, going with Teryl Austin and his defensive scheme might actually make the most sense for this question. However, I'm going with DeAndre Levy's play at weakside linebacker as the most well-crafted aspect of the Lions so far this season. Levy has already racked up 27 tackles, a safety, three pass defenses and an interception, and now he's set to become the quarterback of the Lions defense with Stephen Tulloch out for the season. He has really been the Lions' best defensive player so far, and you could make a case for him being the Lions' overall MVP.
But don't just take it from me. Levy is finally starting to get recognition for his outstanding play on more than just a local level.
DeAndre Levy, faster than tight ends, stronger than offensive linemen, is the next big thing. Put it on the board. http://t.co/GJLlIj7de9— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) September 23, 2014
Ryan on Levy: "Put him in the same breath as the kid from Carolina (Kuechly)." Also dropped a Wilbur Marshall comparison to Levy in coverage— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) September 24, 2014
On Pro Football Focus, Levy is currently graded as the third-best 4-3 outside linebacker in the NFL, and he's second in run defense at his position. If he keeps playing at this type of level going forward, he will be a lock for the Pro Bowl, and he could potentially even get into the mix for the NFL's defensive MVP award. He's been that good this year.