Detroit Lions Depth Chart

  • HC: Jim Caldwell
  • OC: Jim Bob Cooter
  • DC: Teryl Austin
  • ST: John Bonamego
Updated: 08/23/2016 5:21PM ET
Pos No. Player 1 No Player 2 No Player 3 No Player 4 No Player 5
Offense
OFF          
LWR15Tate, Golden U/Sea13Jones, TJ 14/619Roberts, Andre SF161Davis, Quinshad CF16
RWR80BOLDIN, ANQUAN SF1616Billingsley, Jace CF1610Fuller, Corey PUP
SWR11Jones, Marvin U/Cin12Kerley, Jeremy CC/NYJ84Lee, Jay CF16
LT68Decker, Taylor 16/177Lucas, Cornelius CF1470Robinson, Corey 15/7
LG72Tomlinson, Laken 15/166Dahl, Joe 16/5
C64Swanson, Travis 14/360Glasgow, Graham 16/365Ikard, Gabe W/Cle00Jeanpierre, Lemuel SF16
RG75Warford, Larry 13/374SCHWARTZ, GEOFF SF1662Farris, Chase CF16
RT71Reiff, Riley 12/178Ola, Michael W/SD76Marquardt, Luke SF16
TE82MULLIGAN, MATTHEW SF1644Charles, Orson SF1686Fuehne, Adam CF1689Wick, Cole CF16
TE85Ebron, Eric 14/187PETTIGREW, BRANDON PUP49Quarless, Andrew SUS/2
QB9Stafford, Matthew 09/18ORLOVSKY, DAN 05/514Rudock, Jake 16/6
RB21Abdullah, Ameer 15/225Riddick, Theo 13/639Ridley, Stevan U/NYJ46Burton, Mike 15/534Zenner, Zach CF15
RB38Winn, George SF1436Washington, Dwayne 16/7
Defense
DEF          
LDE98Taylor, Devin 13/451Copeland, Brandon SF1561Hyder, Kerry SF1569Zettel, Anthony 16/6
LDT93Walker, Tyrunn U/NO97Reid, Caraun 14/596Charles, Stefan R/Buf91Robinson, A'Shawn 16/2
RDT92NGATA, HALOTI T/Bal90Wright, Gabe 15/499Thornton, Khyri W/NE67Palmer, Louis CF16
RDE94Ansah, Ziggy 13/195GILBERRY, WALLACE U/Cin79Smith, Quanterus SF1678Gibson, Deonte CF16
OLB57Bynes, Josh P/Bal49Greene, Khaseem SF1546Tovell, Dominique CF16
MLB59Whitehead, Tahir 12/555Bostic, Jon T/NE52Williams, Antwione 16/5
OLB53Van Noy, Kyle 14/250Gooden, Zaviar SF1658Ariguzo, Chi Chi SF1654Levy, DeAndre 09/3
LCB23Slay, Darius 13/241Bademosi, Johnson U/Cle30Walls, Darrin U/NYJ38Barnes, Adairius CF1642McGee, Brandon SF16
SS31Bush, Rafael U/NO26Carey, Don SF1135Killebrew, Miles 16/4
FS27QUIN, GLOVER U/Hou32Wilson, Tavon U/NE43Johnson, Isaiah CF1545Washington, Charles CF16
RCB24Lawson, Nevin 14/428Diggs, Quandre 15/629Butler, Crezdon SF1533Carter, Alex 15/347Reynolds, Rashaad SF16
Special Teams
ST          
P6Martin, Sam 13/52Bell, Devon CF16
PK5PRATER, MATT SF142Bell, Devon CF16
LS48MUHLBACH, DON SF0442Landes, Jimmy 16/6
H6Martin, Sam 13/5
KO6Martin, Sam 13/55PRATER, MATT SF142Bell, Devon CF16
PR15Tate, Golden U/Sea13Jones, TJ 14/621Abdullah, Ameer 15/212Kerley, Jeremy CC/NYJ19Roberts, Andre SF16
KR21Abdullah, Ameer 15/213Jones, TJ 14/628Diggs, Quandre 15/612Kerley, Jeremy CC/NYJ19Roberts, Andre SF16
Reserves
RES          
RES83Wright, Tim IR18Spadola, Ryan IR40Wells, Ian IR

Analysis

DEPTH CHARTS FEATURE - What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said before MATTHEW STAFFORD made the Detroit Lions' depth chart: Georgia, 6022, 225, 4.84. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Right handed. Plays in a pro style offense that is built around the play action game. Takes snap from under center and in shotgun. Streaky passer that is physically gifted. Runs both the huddle and no huddle offense. Excellent arm strength. Inconsistencies seem to appear when he is not in a rhythm. Will force the ball, throw into coverage, and make bad decisions. Part of his problem was a young and inconsistent offensive line. Has a fast delivery with a strong wrist and a quick snap. Always ready to throw. Carries ball up. No wasted motion. A tight spiral with speed. Can recock and throw. Overall accuracy is good, both short and long. Keeps receivers on their routes. He also puts the ball where the receivers can make  plays. Throws a catchable ball. Gifted arm. Can throw deep and sideline pass to opposite hash. Can throw the ball down the middle of the field. Zips the ball into tight spots. Can throw the deep comeback route. Can make plays on the move, reset the body with balance, and then make a quick and accurate throw. Appears to be unselfish and a good leader. Quick release. When in shotgun he gets to throwing point, backpedaling or crossover steps. Can make throws whether he is balanced or not. Rarely under throws a pass. Body is under control and ready to pass. Plays up on his toes. Can hit a moving target at full speed. Can flick the ball for completions on the run. Can throw the deep corner route and keeps the ball away from the corner and safety. Will throw the ball up for grabs at times. Can read coverages including pre-snap read. Quick to see and react to blitz. Knows where his hot receivers are at. Understands protection. Will hang in pocket under a heavy rush. Can take a hit. Not nifty footed, but quick enough. Can make clutch throws and plays.  Doesn’t panic. Courage and poise in pocket. Can manage a game with instincts and control. More consistency in the shotgun. Throws darts in slant patterns. Deadly throwing seam routes into three deep coverage. Better reads from shotgun. Throws the slant like he invented it. Can gun the ball to receivers backing away from the line of scrimmage. Will move a defender with his eyes or use the pump fake. Can throw from different levels, 3/4 or sidearm as needed, and is accurate. Keeps his eyes scanning down the field. Can throw the ball on a tight rope and squeeze it into traffic. If he was in a spread pass oriented offense he would have set records that would have been unbreakable. Drops and penalties contributed to his mediocre completion percentage. Big hands and long levers. OSR:8/21. First round. (A-33 1/4, H-10, VJ-30.5, SS-4.47).