Going to ask who you guys think are Detroit Lion starters below league average.
League avg is defined two ways I guess, nominally league avg would be 16-17 rated at their positions, some positions have two players like offensive guard and would double the numbers, so 32-33. I would prefer to place them in three groups 1-11, 12-21 and 22-32. That would give them some range for players of similar abilities not to be downgraded simply by numbers.
Position by position, my opinion
WR- 3 no
OT- 1 no, 1 yes
OG- 2 yes
On offense that is four players below avg., not counting below avg. depth…TE, OT, two guards.
Ostensibly, we have addressed that TE group with James and Hockenson, no matter how we feel about it as fans, the Lions have committed resources to that position.
The OT has been addressed with Quinn taking a big flyer on VaiTai. Big risk and a hole with Decker going forward next year. This year that hole has been addressed with VaiTai but essentially his status is below average until proven otherwise.
OG. Dahl was our best and we let a guy go most fans felt was adequate. I feel both are below but I would understand a differing opinion.
DE- 1 no, 1 yes
DT- 1 no, 1 yes
LB- 1 no, 2 yes
CB- 2 no, 1 yes
Safety- 2 no, 1yes
DE- opposite Flowers was less than adequate.
DT- The rotation was upgraded by returns from injury and a FA, were missing a proven rotational piece
LB- what can I say about Tavai and Davis. Collins is solid
CB- Trufant and Coleman are suitable, Omenawariye, who knows
Safety- I am okay with the group but at least one of them lacks starting ability.
On defense, we are six short. That falls squarely at Quinn’s feet.
Undin is short handed. He needs edge players, LBers and one each at corner and safety.
The numbers were adjusted for varying player groups. That’s why you have three corners and three safeties. I left names out, so as not to argue about the players.
I just can’t see the team viably competing with that many holes.