2016 Detroit Lions starting lineup predictions


The Detroit Lions will begin training camp on July 29th and it time for some pre-camp predictions. When scanning over the Lions roster, you will find plenty of new faces. You will also notice the absence of a few mainstays as well, most notably Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell, and Jason Jones.

Despite the losses, Detroit returns a healthy majority of their starters from a year ago. GM Bob Quinn has done and continues to do a great job of bringing in depth and competition for every position group. The biggest camp battles will be at SS, C, SLB, DT, LT, and the slot receiver position.


9. Offensive Week 1 Starters 

  • QB: Matthew Stafford
  • RB: Ameer Abdullah
  • FB: Michael Burton
  • WR1: Golden Tate
  • WR2: Marvin Jones
  • WR3: T.J. Jones
  • TE: Eric Ebron
  • LT: Taylor Decker
  • LG: Laken Tomlinson
  • C: Travis Swanson
  • RG: Larry Warford
  • RT: Riley Reiff