I’ll play. I’ll go position by position with my opinions.
RB (1), OG (1), OT (1), DE (1), DT (2), CB (2), P (1), LS (1). Considered LB (1) and SS (1).
RB: The Lions need a starting RB. I love Kerryon Johnson but he’s proved that he can’t be the bell cow. The Lions would improve significantly on the ground if KJ was the #2 in my opinion.
OG: The Lions need a starting guard after losing Glasgow (he’s gone). They do have Garnett and Benzschawel, but I’m not sure if either could be considered a quality starter. Is Wiggins coming back? If so, maybe they have a starting caliber guard there somewhere?
OT: On paper, the Lions have Rick Wagner. The top RT free agent in his class signed to a record deal at the time of his signing. He dominated in Baltimore. Once he put on a Lions uniform he seems to have forgotten how to pass block consistently and dominate in the run game. If Quinn is admitting mistakes with snacks and Diggs, why is he not doing so here?
DE: I like Okwara, but I like him a lot more coming off the bench. I like Kennard as well, but would prefer a #1 DE playing opposite Flowers. Because of that, I’m going to say the Lions need another starting caliber DE.
DT: The Lions might need 2 starting DT’s + backups. Snacks is gone. Daniels was a non-factor that might be out of gas. Robinson will be a FA and I suspect he won’t be back. So, I’m going to say they could use 2 starters at DT.
CB: We know they need at least 1 starter opposite Slay and with Slay looking like he’s on his way out we can safely bump that number up to 2. Coleman is our starter in the slot.
P: Punters are people too, and Martin is on his way out. Add it to the list.
I considered stating we need a starter at MLB, OLB, and SS as well. I think the Lions like Davis and Jones though at the LB spots. I think they like Will Harris enough to give him a crack at it though.
So, I’ve got the Lions needing 9 quality starters right now.
Oh…and there’s Muhlbach as well if we want to count long snapper. Shall we call it 10?