Detroit Lions Depth Chart 2020 Detroit Lions Depth Chart

0-0, T-1st NFC North

vs CHI

5:00 pm GMT , 9/13

Detroit will bring back a similar offense to 2019, but hopefully, they return in much better health. The Lions added D'Andre Swift out of Georgia in the draft to compete for a starting job with Kerryon Johnson. The same receiving core will return, which is led by Kenny Golladay. Both him and Marvin Jones had successful 2019 seasons, despite the injury to Matthew Stafford. T.J. Hockenson had a down rookie season but will look to bounce back. On the defensive side they traded away Darius Slay and then turned around and drafted Jeff Okudah, who was the top cornerback in the draft.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Wide Receiver WR
Quintez Cephus Q. Cephus (3)
67
#555 WR
Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
Quintez Cephus Q. Cephus (3)
67
#555 WR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End DE
Frank Herron F. Herron (3)
67
#232 DE
Jashon Cornell J. Cornell (4)
67
#232 DE
Defensive Tackle DT
John Penisini J. Penisini (3)
67
#232 DT
Defensive Tackle DT
John Atkins J. Atkins (1)
68
#52 DT
Nicholas Williams N. Williams (3)
67
#271 DT
Right Defensive End DE
Julian Okwara J. Okwara (2)
67
#478 DE
Da'shawn Hand D. Hand (3)
80
#41 DE
Jonathan Wynn J. Wynn (4)
67
#271 DE
Outside Linebacker LB
Christian Sam C. Sam (3)
67
#478 OLB
Middle Linebacker LB
Jason Cabinda J. Cabinda (3)
69
#295 LB
Outside Linebacker LB
Left Cornerback CB
Mike Ford M. Ford (2)
72
#181 CB
69
#241 CB
Free Safety S
68
#115 S
Jeremiah Dinson J. Dinson (4)
67
#136 S
Right Cornerback CB
Jeff Okudah J. Okudah (1)
67
#386 CB
67
#386 CB
Dee Virgin D. Virgin (4)
67
#386 CB
Left Defensive End DE
Frank Herron F. Herron (3)
67
#232 DE
Jashon Cornell J. Cornell (4)
67
#232 DE
Defensive Tackle DT
John Penisini J. Penisini (3)
67
#232 DT
Defensive Tackle DT
John Atkins J. Atkins (1)
68
#52 DT
Nicholas Williams N. Williams (3)
67
#271 DT
Right Defensive End DE
Julian Okwara J. Okwara (2)
67
#478 DE
Da'shawn Hand D. Hand (3)
80
#41 DE
Jonathan Wynn J. Wynn (4)
67
#271 DE
Outside Linebacker LB
Christian Sam C. Sam (3)
67
#478 OLB
Middle Linebacker LB
Jason Cabinda J. Cabinda (3)
69
#295 LB
Outside Linebacker LB
Left Cornerback CB
Mike Ford M. Ford (2)
72
#181 CB
69
#241 CB
Free Safety S
68
#115 S
Jeremiah Dinson J. Dinson (4)
67
#136 S
Right Cornerback CB
Jeff Okudah J. Okudah (1)
67
#386 CB
67
#386 CB
Dee Virgin D. Virgin (4)
67
#386 CB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End DE
Defensive Tackle DT
Defensive Tackle DT
Right Defensive End DE
Outside Linebacker LB
Middle Linebacker LB
Outside Linebacker LB
Left Cornerback CB
Strong Safety S
Free Safety S
Right Cornerback CB
Position 1 2 3 4
Left Defensive End DE Romeo Okwara R. Okwara Austin Bryant A. Bryant Frank Herron F. Herron Jashon Cornell J. Cornell
Defensive Tackle DT Danny Shelton D. Shelton Olive Sagapolu O. Sagapolu John Penisini J. Penisini
Defensive Tackle DT John Atkins J. Atkins Kevin Strong Jr. K. Strong Jr. Nicholas Williams N. Williams
Right Defensive End DE Trey Flowers T. Flowers Julian Okwara J. Okwara Da'shawn Hand D. Hand Jonathan Wynn J. Wynn
Outside Linebacker LB Jamie Collins J. Collins Jalen Reeves-Maybin J. Reeves-Maybin Christian Sam C. Sam
Middle Linebacker LB Jarrad Davis J. Davis Jahlani Tavai J. Tavai Jason Cabinda J. Cabinda Reggie Ragland R. Ragland
Outside Linebacker LB Christian Jones C. Jones Elijah Lee E. Lee Anthony Pittman A. Pittman
Left Cornerback CB Desmond Trufant D. Trufant Mike Ford M. Ford Amani Oruwariye A. Oruwariye Tony McRae T. McRae
Strong Safety S Duron Harmon D. Harmon Will Harris W. Harris Miles Killebrew M. Killebrew Javien Elliott J. Elliott
Free Safety S Tracy Walker T. Walker Jayron Kearse J. Kearse C.J. Moore C. Moore Jeremiah Dinson J. Dinson
Right Cornerback CB Jeff Okudah J. Okudah Darryl Roberts D. Roberts Jamal Agnew J. Agnew Dee Virgin D. Virgin

Last Week's Lions Starting Lineup

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Fumbles Targets Yards Long TD YPC YPG Attempts Receptions Yards YPC Long TD
Running Back Kerryon Johnson K. Johnson
80
RB 1 27 0 Receiving 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 11 0 53 4.8 20 1
Running Back Bo Scarbrough B. Scarbrough
68
RB 2 17 0 Receiving 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 9 0 42 4.7 15 0
Running Back Ty Johnson T. Johnson
70
RB 3 8 0 Receiving 2 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 3 0 65 21.7 40 0
Running Back JD McKissic J. McKissic
72
RB 4 8 0 Receiving 2 4 4 0 4 4 Rushing 0 1 0 0 0 0
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Wide Receiver Chris Lacy C. Lacy
67
WR 1 51 Receiving 7 2 12 30 6 7 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receiver Danny Amendola D. Amendola
78
WR 2 44 Receiving 4 2 16 50 8 9 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receiver Travis Fulgham T. Fulgham
73
WR 3 42 Receiving 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receiver Kenny Golladay K. Golladay
89
WR 4 23 Receiving 4 3 72 80 24 42 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Position Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Tight End Jesse James J. James
73
TE 1 39 Receiving 3 2 5 70 2.5 7 0
Tight End Logan Thomas L. Thomas
69
TE 2 28 Receiving 3 1 15 30 15 15 0
Tight End Isaac Nauta I. Nauta
70
TE 3 0 Receiving 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OL
Player Rating
Graham Glasgow G. Glasgow
78
Oday Aboushi O. Aboushi
67
Frank Ragnow F. Ragnow
82
Taylor Decker T. Decker
77
Tyrell Crosby T. Crosby
69
Dan Skipper D. Skipper
67
Beau Benzschawel B. Benzschawel
68
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Snaps
Offensive Line Graham Glasgow G. Glasgow
78
OL 1 60
Offensive Line Oday Aboushi O. Aboushi
67
OL 2 60
Offensive Line Frank Ragnow F. Ragnow
82
OL 3 60
Offensive Line Taylor Decker T. Decker
77
OL 4 60
Offensive Line Tyrell Crosby T. Crosby
69
OL 5 60
Offensive Line Dan Skipper D. Skipper
67
OL 6 2
Offensive Line Beau Benzschawel B. Benzschawel
68
OL 7 0

2019 Lions Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/29/19 vs GB 20-23 L David Blough (QB), Kerryon Johnson (RB), Kenny Golladay (WR1), Danny Amendola (WR2), Chris Lacy (WR3), Jesse James (TE), Taylor Decker (OT), Oday Aboushi (G), Frank Ragnow (C), Graham Glasgow (G), Tyrell Crosby (OT)
Week 16: 12/22/19 at DEN 17-27 L David Blough (QB), Bo Scarbrough (RB), Danny Amendola (WR1), Kenny Golladay (WR2), Chris Lacy (WR3), Jesse James (TE), Oday Aboushi (G), Taylor Decker (OT), Graham Glasgow (G), Frank Ragnow (C), Tyrell Crosby (OT)
Week 15: 12/15/19 vs TB 17-38 L David Blough (QB), Wes Hills (RB), Danny Amendola (WR1), Kenny Golladay (WR2), Logan Thomas (TE), Frank Ragnow (C), Kenny Wiggins (G), Tyrell Crosby (OT), Graham Glasgow (G), Taylor Decker (OT)
Week 14: 12/8/19 at MIN 7-20 L David Blough (QB), Bo Scarbrough (RB), Marvin Jones (WR1), Kenny Golladay (WR2), Danny Amendola (WR3), Jesse James (TE), Joe Dahl (G), Taylor Decker (OT), Graham Glasgow (G), Frank Ragnow (C), Ricky Wagner (OT)
Week 13: 11/28/19 vs CHI 20-24 L David Blough (QB), Bo Scarbrough (RB), Kenny Golladay (WR1), Danny Amendola (WR2), Marvin Jones (WR3), T.J. Hockenson (TE), Graham Glasgow (G), Frank Ragnow (C), Taylor Decker (OT), Joe Dahl (G), Ricky Wagner (OT)

What does depth at the WR position look like for the Lions this year?

Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones will be lining up on the outside for the Lions this year as a Danny Amendola will be in the slot. Marvin Jones put up 508 yards on 35 receptions last year and had 5 TDs. Amendola put up 575 yards on 59 receptions for an average of 9.7 yards per catch and scored just one TD. Golladay was utilized much more and finished with 1,063 yards and 70 receptions. His 1,063 yards put him at 17th in the NFL. Behind them are Jermaine Kearse, Brandon Powell, and Andy Jones. The strongest of that second line is Jeramine Kearse who spent the last two seasons with the Jets and the five before that with the Seahawks as a part of their Super Bowl team.

What does the LB position look like for Detroit?

Of all the things that the Lions have done to revamp their defense, their linebacker core still remains quite week. Devon Kennard, Jarrad Davis, and Christian Jones make up the starting three linebackers. The second line is comprised of Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Jahlani Tavai, and Steve Longa. The strongest of the second line is Jahlani Tavai who was taken by the Lions with the 11th pick in the second round of the 2019 Draft. If he has a good preseason, I could definitely see him stealing the starting MLB spot from Jarrad Davis who is in his third year in the NFL. The thing with having a weak linebacker core is that the starters are bound to switch throughout the year based on who's performing. There's a good chance things look very different by the end of the season for the Lions in this respect.

How do the Lions stack up at RB this year?

The Lions' starting RB is of course Kerryon Johnson. He finished last year with 641 rushing yards on 118 attempts which put him at 30th overall in the NFL for the position. Directly behind him in the depth chart is CJ Anderson, who made a name for himself last post-season with the Rams. Anderson is a bulky RB who simply charges forward for solid pickups, and I really like this addition for the Lions at RB. Behind Anderson is Zach Zenner who will be in his 5th season in the NFL and with the Lions. He played in 8 games last year and had a total of 265 rushing yards on 55 attempts, averaging 4.8 yards per carry. With the addition of Anderson, I think it's likely his touches go down this year with the exception, of course, of Johnson or Anderson getting injured.