At this point in the offseason, a team better have an identity of some sorts. While there will be plenty of transactions by September, the foundation of the roster should be essentially be set by now.
For the Detroit Lions, it’s clear they’re making a very sharp turn on both sides of the ball. Offensively, they’re getting bigger and bulkier, hoping to establish a roster that can dominate the trenches and run the ball. Defensively, they’re also hoping to finally get the personnel that fits Matt Patricia’s scheme.
So today’s Question of the Day is:
What is the biggest strength on the Lions’ roster?
My answer: It has to be that defensive front. As of right now, there is not a single weakness on that defensive line. Trey Flowers, A’Shawn Robinson, Damon Harrison Sr. and Devon Kennard are likely your starters. But the depth is just as frighteningly good. Da’Shawn Hand, Romeo Okwara, and fourth-round pick Austin Bryant.
While this group isn’t exactly filled with elite pass rushers, these players will be able to set the edge, dominate rushing lanes, and potentially allow players like Jarrad Davis and second-round rookie Jahlani Tavai to run freely and give opposing quarterbacks trouble.
If there’s any position group that has already filled out in Patricia’s vision, it’s the defensive front, and that should make Lions fans pretty excited.