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Detroit Lions, Def, Lions

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status
Def - #25 DET Active

2014 Outlook: Do Not Draft

Last updated on Jun-28-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith

The Lions' defense was very poor last season. There is some dominant talent (particularly in the defensive line) that could rescue them from being amongst the bottom feeders at the position. A new head coach and revamped secondary will help the Lions get back on track. The Lions' biggest issue is lack of discipline. Under former head coach Jim Schwartz, their defense was one of the most penalized and often close to the league leaders in 15-yard personal fouls. If they can be focused and controlled, defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley, Ezekiel Ansah and Jason Jones could be one of the most menacing lines in the NFL. They also added rookie Kyle Van Noy to a linebacking group that already features veterans Stephen Tulloch and DeAndre Levy. The secondary is a big question mark though. The Lions did go out and sign Ravens free agent James Ihedigbo. He isn't expected to be a big difference maker and will function more as a holdover until a long-term solution is found. How the secondary gels will have a huge impact on the Lions' fantasy value. Right now the Lions are not worth a backup spot. Leave them on waivers.

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