[tps_title]3 – The offensive line will be a strength[/tps_title]
In 2014, the Detroit Lions had a major weakness that stuck out like a sore thumb. That weakness was the offensive line. If the Lions want to have any chance of winning big in 2015, the offensive line has to become a strength rather than a weakness.
Last season the offensive line allowed Matthew Stafford to be sacked 45 times. Sure, some of those sacks were the fault of Stafford for holding the ball too long like he often does, but much of the fault is on the offensive line.
In addition to a lack of pass blocking, the Lions offensive line also struggled to run block. As a team, the Lions only ran for 88.9 yards per game putting them 28th in the NFL.
Enter Laken Tomlinson.
Tomlinson did not allow a single sack during his final two seasons at Duke and will be an immediate upgrade at left guard. Not only did the Lions draft Tomlinson, but they also acquired Manny Ramirez from the Broncos to provide depth.
I really believe the offensive line will be a strength for the Lions in 2015 rather than a weakness like it was in 2014.