5 players who will have a breakout season for the Lions in 2015

[tps_title]3 – Tyrunn Walker, DT[/tps_title]


With Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley both gone, the Lions were faced with the challenge of overhauling their defensive line.

Martin Mayhew’s first move to address the defensive line was acquiring Haloti Ngata from the Baltimore Ravens. Mayhew’s next move came in a bit under-the-radar as he signed former New Orleans Saints defensive tackle, Tyrunn Walker.

Walker first came into the league as an undrafted free agent out of Tulsa in 2012. He did not play in any games during his rookie season and missed seven games in 2013 because of a knee injury. In 2014, Walker spent most of the season as a backup and ended up with 2.5 sacks.

The Lions will give Walker every opportunity to start next to Ngata and he has been working very hard to earn it.

If Walker can come in and make a big impact on the defensive line, the Lions defense as a whole will once again have a chance of being one of the most dominant in the league.

Games Sacks & Tackles
Year G GS Sk Tkl Ast
2013 7 1.0 4 5
2014 16 1 2.5 14 5
Career 23 1 3.5 18 10
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/21/2015.
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