Training camp is well underway and on Friday night, the Detroit Lions held a scrimmage at a fan appreciation event at Ford Field. Though there were less than 20,000 fans in attendance, those who showed up were able to watch the defense beat the offense 30-20 thanks to a couple of late interceptions.
Now that we have an scrimmage in the books, I thought it would be fun to reveal my latest 53-man roster projection for the Lions.
So, without further ado, here is what I believe the 53-man roster would look like if the season started today.
Notes: Stafford is obviously the man here, but I believe Savage is well on his way to winning the backup job.
Running Backs/Full Backs (5)
Nick Bawden (FB)
Notes: With Theo Riddick being traded, I have added Ty Johnson to this roster. Johnson has proven that he has the speed, vision, and running ability to play in this league.
Wide Receivers (5)
Notes: I think the Lions keep 5 wide receivers but the question is, who is the final receiver to make the group? Fulgham is a lock for me at this point and though I LOVE Brandon Powell, I think the veteran Jermaine Kearse may end up getting the nod. But don’t count Powell out!
Tight Ends (4)
Notes: In my last roster projection piece, I had the Lions keeping three tight ends. That being said, Logan Thomas has proven that he can be a nice weapon for Matthew Stafford and I think he makes the team.
Offensive Line (9)
Notes: I was really hoping that either Ryan Pope or Beau Benzschawel would step up and snag one of these spots and for now, I think Pope is the guy.