With seemingly half of the starting roster unavailable, the Lions feel like they are in full tank mode, whether on purpose or not. If they lose their remaining games, then the chance at a top-two or three pick is well within their reach, and a chance at a top defensive talent like Chase Young (if he even declares) or Derrick Brown is imminent.
But for someone like me, it’s hard to actively root against the Lions, even if it means a top draft pick. I’ve got to find something else to root for or focus on.
Today’s Question of the Day is:
What are you hoping to see from the Lions against the Bucs?
My answer: We’re nearly finished with the season, but some players still could use the experience heading into next year.
One player I was extremely high on going into last year’s draft was Amani Oruwariye and I’m pleased to see that he’s been playing well so far. Lately, since there has been nothing but pain from this team, I’ve focused a lot on Oruwariye’s development and paying pretty close attention to him on defensive drives. I think he should be able to continue his success and lock down the starting CB2 job next year.
I would also like to see some improvement from Will Harris. If you ask me, the Lions made a mistake by getting rid of Quandre Diggs for next to nothing earlier in the year, and they did it to give Will Harris a starting role. Harris is only a rookie, but he’s done nothing but disappoint since Diggs’ departure. It would be nice to see a glimpse of what the Lions’ staff saw in him these last few games.