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2019 Detroit Lions ‘post scrimmage’ 53-man roster projection

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.

Quarterbacks (2)

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Matthew Stafford

Tom Savage

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)

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Kerryon Johnson

C.J. Anderson

Zach Zenner

Ty Johnson

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.

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Wide Receivers (5)

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Kenny Golladay

Marvin Jones

Danny Amendola

Travis Fulgham

Jermaine Kearse

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)

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T.J. Hockenson

Jesse James

Isaac Nauta

Logan Thomas

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)

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Taylor Decker

Graham Glasgow

Frank Ragnow

Kenny Wiggins

Rick Wagner

Oday Aboushi

Tyrell Crosby

Joe Dahl

Ryan Pope

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.

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