Okay, before we get into this, it remains incredibly important that you realize the original, unofficial Detroit Lions depth chart means absolutely nothing. For example, last year’s unofficial depth chart had Theo Riddick as the No. 1 running back ahead of Ameer Abdullah. Laken Tomlinson was second-string behind Manny Ramirez. Joseph Fauria was the second-string tight end, and he didn’t even end up making the team.
With that very important preface, here is a look at the Lions’ first, unofficial 2016 depth chart, as released by the team on Monday.
QB: Matthew Stafford | Dan Orlovsky | Jake Rudock
RB: Ameer Abdullah | Theo Riddick | Stevan Ridley | Michael Burton/Zach Zenner/George Winn/Dwayne Washington
WR: Golden Tate | TJ Jones | Andre Roberts | Quinshad Davis
WR: Marvin Jones | Jeremy Kerley | Jay Lee
WR: Anquan Boldin | Andre Caldwell | Jace Billingsley | Alex Chisum
TE: Eric Ebron | Matthew Mulligan | Orson Charles | Adam Fuehne/Cole Wick/Ben McCord
LT: Taylor Decker | Cornelius Lucas | Corey Robinson
LG: Laken Tomlinson | Joe Dahl
C: Travis Swanson | Gabe Ikard | Graham Glasgow
RG: Larry Warford | Geoff Schwartz | Chase Farris
RT: Riley Reiff | Michael Ola | Luke Marquardt
DE: Devin Taylor | Brandon Copeland | Kerry Hyder | Anthony Zettel
DT: Tyrunn Walker | Caraun Reid | Stefan Charles | A’Shawn Robinson
DT: Haloti Ngata | Gabe Wright | Khyri Thornton | Louis Palmer
DE: Ezekiel Ansah | Wallace Gilberry | Quanterus Smith | Deonte Gibson
OLB: Josh Bynes | Khaseem Greene
MLB: Tahir Whitehead | Jon Bostic | Antwione Williams
OLB: Kyle Van Noy | Zaviar Gooden | Chi Chi Ariguzo
CB: Darius Slay | Johnson Bademosi | Darrin Walls | Keith Lewis/Adairius Barnes
CB: Nevin Lawson | Quandre Diggs | Crezdon Butler | Ian Wells/Alex Carter
SS: Rafael Bush | Don Carey | Miles Killebrew
FS: Glover Quin | Tavon Wilson | Isaiah Johnson | Charles Washington
K: Matt Prater | Devon Bell
P: Sam Martin
LS: Don Muhlbach | Jimmy Landes
KO: Sam Martin | Matt Prater | Devon Bell
H: Sam Martin
KR: Ameer Abdullah | TJ Jones | Quandre Diggs | Jeremy Kerley/Andre Roberts/Dwayne Washington
PR: Golden Tate | TJ Jones | Ameer Abdullah | Jeremy Kerley/Andre Roberts/Jace Billingsley
What are your thoughts on this mostly meaningless list? Where did fullback go? Is every rookie really buried that far down on the depth chart? A’Shawn Robinson at fourth-string? Really?
Overreact in the comments below.