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Friday open thread: Who will lead the Lions in interceptions in 2020?

Only two players even had multiple picks for Detroit last season.

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One of the most exciting plays in football can be the interception, turnovers that quickly flip the emotions on the field. Last season was tough for the Detroit Lions, as the team nabbed just seven total picks with Darius Slay and Amani Oruwariye leading the team with only two a piece.

The defense hopes to improve upon these numbers in 2020 thanks to some new faces across the secondary. There should be plenty of opportunities for Jeff Okudah, Desmond Trufant, and Justin Coleman as the corners, and Duron Harmon, Tracy Walker, and some of the other safeties and linebackers will be on the prowl as well.

Today’s Question of the Day is:

Who will lead the Lions in interceptions in 2020?

My answer: The first players to come to mind are probably Trufant and Okudah, as the position naturally leads to passes coming their way. Trufant had a decent season in 2019, recording four picks in nine games. This was a career-high, though, as he has never been proficient in the department. Meanwhile, Okudah has 17 passes defended over his past two seasons, but college football is a lot different than the NFL, and there could be some growing pains in his first season.

My vote is actually Walker, who has a great shot at attacking the ball from the safety position. As the Lions look to put the corners in press coverage, players like Walker, Harmon, and Will Harris are going to be very involved in pass defense. Now entering his third season, Walker has shown that he can make a play on the ball, and I expect him to translate this into some more interceptions.


Who will lead the Lions in interception in 2020?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Jeff Okudah
    (72 votes)
  • 16%
    Desmond Trufant
    (66 votes)
  • 28%
    Tracy Walker
    (115 votes)
  • 28%
    Duron Harmon
    (113 votes)
  • 8%
    (34 votes)
400 votes total Vote Now

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