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Lions 53-man roster prediction: Pre-training camp edition

Who will make the Detroit Lions' 53-man roster? Here's my pre-training camp guess.

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With Detroit Lions training camp about to begin, it's time for another 53-man roster prediction. Here are my picks to make the team:

QB Matthew Stafford
QB Dan Orlovsky
QB Kellen Moore

QB Garrett Gilbert

RB Joique Bell
RB Ameer Abdullah
RB Theo Riddick
RB George Winn

RB Zach Zenner
RB Desmond Martin

FB Michael Burton
FB Emil Igwenagu

WR Calvin Johnson
WR Golden Tate
WR Lance Moore
WR Corey Fuller
WR Jeremy Ross

WR TJ Jones
WR Ryan Broyles
WR Andrew Peacock
WR Greg Salas
WR Vernon Johnson
WR Jarred Haggins
TE Eric Ebron
TE Brandon Pettigrew
TE Joseph Fauria

TE Jordan Thompson
TE Casey Pierce
TE David Ausberry

OT Riley Reiff
OT LaAdrian Waddle
OT Cornelius Lucas
OT Michael Williams

OT Corey Robinson
OT Xavier Proctor

OG Laken Tomlinson
OG Larry Warford
OG Manny Ramirez
OG Torrian Wilson

OG Al Bond

C Travis Swanson
C Taylor Boggs
C Darren Keyton
C Braxston Cave
DE Ezekiel Ansah
DE Jason Jones
DE Larry Webster
DE Darryl Tapp
DE Devin Taylor

DE Corey Wootton
DE Phillip Hunt
DE Kerry Hyder

DT Haloti Ngata
DT Tyrunn Walker
DT Caraun Reid
DT Gabe Wright

DT Jermelle Cudjo
DT Roy Philon

LB DeAndre Levy
LB Stephen Tulloch
LB Tahir Whitehead
LB Kyle Van Noy
LB Josh Bynes
LB Travis Lewis

LB Julian Stanford
LB Brandon Copeland
LB Jerrell Harris
LB Kevin Snyder
CB Darius Slay
CB Rashean Mathis
CB Quandre Diggs
CB Alex Carter
CB Nevin Lawson
CB Josh Wilson

CB Chris Owens
CB Crezdon Butler
CB R.J. Stanford

S Glover Quin
S James Ihedigbo
S Isa Abdul-Quddus
S Don Carey

S Nate Ness
S Isaiah Johnson
S Brian Suite
S Taylor Mays

K Matt Prater
K Kyle Brindza

P Sam Martin

LS Don Muhlbach

Going into camp, the main positions I'm interested in watching are wide receiver, offensive tackle and cornerback. There are plenty of other positions with camp battles set to take place, but at wide receiver, for example, there are three or potentially even four spots up for grabs. At offensive tackle, meanwhile, players are mainly competing for backup spots, but the health of LaAdrian Waddle will play a big role in determining who makes the team. He's currently on the PUP list, but I don't expect that to continue into the regular season. Then, at cornerback, the Lions have an intriguing battle for the nickelback job, and that could help determine some roster spots as well.

What does your 53-man roster look like for the Lions going into training camp?

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