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Tuesday open thread: Where do the Detroit Lions land in offseason power rankings?

Where would you place the Lions in your power rankings?

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Tuesday is notoriously power rankings day in the NFL universe, and while we’re far away from knowing much about the Detroit Lions and where they stand amongst the rest of the NFL, the only thing we can do this time of year is speculate.

As for national pundits, there doesn’t seem to be much faith in Detroit for 2019. Though ESPN’s Mike Clay called them the most improved team this offseason, Pro Football Talk’s Peter King ranked them 27th in his power rankings this week.

Of course, no one in Detroit is claiming this is a top-five team or anything. However, the sixth worst team seems a little harsh for a franchise that actually has a winning record over the last six seasons (49-47).

So today’s Question of the Day is:

Where do you think the Lions should rank in power rankings right now?

My answer: I’ll admit, I’m drinking the Kool Aid a little bit after this offseason. While I have plenty of reservations about the offense and where it currently stands, I think the defensive improvement we’re going to see in 2019 is drastic. Another year under the system plus a slew of players with experience under Matt Patricia makes me feel this team could make a huge jump from the start, at least on that side of the ball.

Therefore, I’m thinking this team deserves to be, at the very least, among the top half of the league. If I had to place them right now, I’d say somewhere in the 13-16 range seems appropriate. I simply can’t go any higher than that until I see some good results from an offense I’m very skeptical of.

Your turn.


Where should the Lions be in 2019 power rankings?

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