Detroit Lions Roster 2019 Lions Roster

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After a 6-10 finish last year, the Detroit Lions will look to get things back in order in another year with Head Coach Matt Patricia. Things won’t get easier as they play in one of the toughest divisions with the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and Green Bay Packers. Even with first round pick T.J. Hockenson looking like their next young star, there’s a lot of business left to do in the Motor City. In the offseason, they signed several depth position players as they’ll look to collectively get stronger instead of overpaying for one or two stars. 

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Matthew Stafford Matthew Stafford M. Stafford 9
85
#20 QB 1 6'3" 232 31 2/7/88 11 2009 1 1 Georgia
QB Tom Savage Tom Savage T. Savage 3
73
#54 QB 2 6'4" 228 29 4/26/90 6 2014 4 135 Pittsburgh
QB David Fales David Fales D. Fales 8
64
#113 QB 3 6'2" 212 28 10/4/90 5 2014 6 183 San Jose State
QB Connor Cook Connor Cook C. Cook 18
67
#81 QB 4 6'4" 217 26 1/29/93 3 2016 4 100 Michigan State
QB Josh Johnson Josh Johnson J. Johnson 4
65
6'3" 205 33 5/15/86 9 2008 5 160 San Diego
RB Kerryon Johnson Kerryon Johnson K. Johnson 33
82
#26 RB 1 5'11" 213 22 6/30/97 2 2018 2 43 Auburn
RB CJ Anderson CJ Anderson C. Anderson 26
84
#48 RB 2 5'8" 224 28 2/10/91 7 2013 California
RB Ty Johnson Ty Johnson T. Johnson 38
70
#142 RB 3 5'10" 213 21 9/17/97 0 2019 6 186 Maryland
RB Zach Zenner Zach Zenner Z. Zenner 34
75
#118 RB 4 5'11" 223 27 9/13/91 5 2015 South Dakota State
RB Mark Thompson Mark Thompson M. Thompson 49
65
#161 RB 6 6'2" 241 24 12/9/94 1 2018 Florida
RB Justin Stockton Justin Stockton J. Stockton 25
67
5'10" 200 24 7/6/95 1 2018 Texas Tech
OT Taylor Decker Taylor Decker T. Decker 68
83
#35 OT 1 6'7" 310 25 8/23/94 4 2016 1 16 Ohio State
OT Ricky Wagner Ricky Wagner R. Wagner 71
85
#41 OT 1 6'6" 308 29 10/20/89 7 2013 5 168 Wisconsin
OT Tyrell Crosby Tyrell Crosby T. Crosby 65
69
#130 OT 2 6'5" 309 23 9/5/95 2 2018 5 153
OT Andrew Donnal Andrew Donnal A. Donnal 78
67
#153 OT 2 6'6" 313 27 3/3/92 5 2015 4 119 Iowa
OT Matt Nelson Matt Nelson M. Nelson 67
3 6'7" 294 23 12/19/95 0 2019 Iowa
OT Ryan Pope Ryan Pope R. Pope 74
3 6'7" 320 22 10/17/96 0 2019 San Diego State
OT Emmett Cleary Emmett Cleary E. Cleary 77
63
6'7" 325 29 4/27/90 4 2013 Boston College
OT Brett Kendrick Brett Kendrick B. Kendrick 51
71
#103 OT 6'5" 305 24 4/12/95 0 2018
ILB Jarrad Davis Jarrad Davis J. Davis 40
73
#72 ILB 1 6'1" 238 24 11/16/94 3 2017 1 21 Florida
ILB Jahlani Tavai Jahlani Tavai J. Tavai 51
73
#63 ILB 2 6'2" 250 22 9/28/96 0 2019 2 43 Hawai'i
ILB Al-Rasheed Benton Al-Rasheed Benton A. Benton 50
71
#73 ILB 3 6'1" 237 0 2018
ILB Anthony Pittman Anthony Pittman A. Pittman 57
3 6'3" 222 22 11/24/96 0 2019 Wayne State (MI)
ILB Trevor Bates Trevor Bates T. Bates 53
60
#122 ILB 6'1" 246 25 8/28/93 2 2016 7 239 Maine
ILB Tre Lamar Tre Lamar T. Lamar 59
6'3" 253 21 10/8/97 0 2019 Clemson
OLB Devon Kennard Devon Kennard D. Kennard 42
82
#32 OLB 1 6'3" 249 28 6/24/91 6 2014 5 174 Southern Cal
OLB Christian Jones Christian Jones C. Jones 52
71
#46 OLB 1 6'3" 240 28 2/18/91 6 2014 Florida State
OLB Steve Longa Steve Longa S. Longa 54
64
#112 OLB 2 6'1" 225 24 9/29/94 3 2016 Rutgers
OLB Jalen Reeves-Maybin Jalen Reeves-Maybin J. Reeves-Maybin 44
66
#149 OLB 2 6'0" 230 24 1/31/95 3 2017 4 124 Tennessee
OLB Tre' Williams Tre' Williams T. Williams 30
70
#109 OLB 3 6'2" 228 19 3/3/00 0 2019
OLB Garret Dooley Garret Dooley G. Dooley 58
66
#140 OLB 3 6'2" 248 24 12/1/94 1 2018
OLB Malik Carney Malik Carney M. Carney 53
3 6'2" 251 23 9/21/95 0 2019 North Carolina
SS Quandre Diggs Quandre Diggs Q. Diggs 28
82
#15 SS 1 5'9" 196 27 9/20/91 5 2015 6 200 Texas
SS Tavon Wilson Tavon Wilson T. Wilson 32
83
#35 SS 2 6'0" 205 29 3/19/90 8 2012 2 48 Illinois
SS Miles Killebrew Miles Killebrew M. Killebrew 35
75
#38 SS 3 6'2" 219 26 5/10/93 4 2016 4 111 Southern Utah
P Sam Martin Sam Martin S. Martin 6
83
#19 P 1 6'1" 205 29 2/27/90 7 2013 5 165 Appalachian State
P Ryan Santoso Ryan Santoso R. Santoso 2
67
#40 P 2 6'5" 250 23 8/26/95 1 2018
FS Tracy Walker Tracy Walker T. Walker 47
67
#66 FS 1 6'1" 206 24 2/1/95 2 2018 3 82 Louisiana
FS Andrew Adams Andrew Adams A. Adams 24
78
#25 FS 2 5'11" 203 26 10/28/92 4 2016 Connecticut
FS Charles Washington Charles Washington C. Washington 45
75
#39 FS 3 5'10" 185 26 3/10/93 3 2016 Fresno State
FS Johnathan Alston Johnathan Alston J. Alston 41
69
#53 FS 6'0" 210 24 10/17/94 0 2018 North Carolina State
FS Will Harris Will Harris W. Harris 43
77
#28 FS 6'1" 207 20 12/19/98 0 2019 3 81 Boston College
FS Jamar Summers Jamar Summers J. Summers 21
73
#53 FS 6'0" 190 24 6/14/95 0 2018
FS Marcus Cromartie Marcus Cromartie M. Cromartie 46
65
6'0" 195 28 12/3/90 6 2013 Wisconsin
FS David Jones David Jones D. Jones 41
68
#59 FS 6'0" 185 25 12/4/93 1 2017 Richmond
LS Don Muhlbach Don Muhlbach D. Muhlbach 48
67
#18 LS 6'4" 265 38 8/17/81 16 2004 Texas A&M
C Frank Ragnow Frank Ragnow F. Ragnow 77
83
#17 C 1 6'5" 312 23 5/17/96 2 2018 1 20 Arkansas
C Leo Koloamatangi Leo Koloamatangi L. Koloamatangi 75
68
#48 C 2 6'4" 312 25 5/9/94 1 2017 Hawaii
DT A'Shawn Robinson A'Shawn Robinson A. Robinson 91
81
#23 DT 1 6'4" 307 24 3/21/95 4 2016 2 46 Alabama
DT Damon Harrison Damon Harrison D. Harrison 98
87
#2 DT 1 6'4" 350 30 11/29/88 8 2012 William Penn - IA
DT Mike Daniels Mike Daniels M. Daniels 96
90
#10 DT 2 6'0" 294 30 5/5/89 8 2012 4 132 Iowa
DT John Atkins John Atkins J. Atkins 99
68
#75 DT 2 6'3" 321 26 12/21/92 1 2018
DT PJ Johnson PJ Johnson P. Johnson 92
77
#35 DT 3 6'5" 305 23 6/14/96 0 2019 7 229 Arizona
DT Kevin Strong Jr. Kevin Strong Jr. K. Strong Jr. 62
75
#60 DT 3 6'3" 295 23 8/5/96 0 2019 Texas-San Antonio
DT Darius Kilgo Darius Kilgo D. Kilgo 97
63
#131 DT 6'2" 310 27 12/14/91 4 2015 6 203 Maryland
DT Nick James Nick James N. James 0
67
#116 DT 6'4" 316 26 7/24/93 1 2017 Mississippi State
DT Ray Smith Ray Smith R. Smith 96
75
#57 DT 6'1" 308 22 1/18/97 0 2019 Boston College
DT Fredrick Jones Fredrick Jones F. Jones 61
76
#53 DT 6'2" 304 23 8/25/96 0 2019 Florida State
DB Anthony Sherrils Anthony Sherrils A. Sherrils 49
76
#4 DB 5'11" 197 0 2018
DB C.J. Moore C.J. Moore C. Moore 49
5'11" 197 23 12/15/95 0 2019 Mississippi
DB Calvin Moore Calvin Moore C. Moore 0
WR Kenny Golladay Kenny Golladay K. Golladay 19
72
#46 WR 1 6'4" 218 25 11/3/93 3 2017 3 96 Northern Illinois
WR Marvin Jones Marvin Jones M. Jones 11
85
#19 WR 1 6'2" 200 29 3/12/90 8 2012 5 166 California
WR Danny Amendola Danny Amendola D. Amendola 80
77
#29 WR 1 5'10" 186 33 11/2/85 11 2008 Texas Tech
WR Chris Lacy Chris Lacy C. Lacy 15
67
#266 WR 2 6'3" 205 23 1/28/96 1 2018 Oklahoma State
WR Brandon Powell Brandon Powell B. Powell 10
68
#286 WR 2 5'8" 186 22 9/12/96 2 2018 Florida
WR Andy Jones Andy Jones A. Jones 17
58
#366 WR 2 6'1" 213 25 6/28/94 2 2016 Jacksonville
WR Travis Fulgham Travis Fulgham T. Fulgham 84
73
#179 WR 3 6'2" 215 23 9/13/95 0 2019 6 184 Old Dominion
WR Tommylee Lewis Tommylee Lewis T. Lewis 14
61
#362 WR 3 5'7" 168 26 10/24/92 4 2016 Northern Illinois
WR Jordan Lasley Jordan Lasley J. Lasley 18
66
#323 WR 3 6'1" 203 22 11/13/96 2 2018 5 162
WR Deontez Alexander Deontez Alexander D. Alexander 16
65
#352 WR 4 6'2" 196 23 7/25/96 1 2018 Franklin
WR Jermaine Kearse Jermaine Kearse J. Kearse 87
82
#112 WR 4 6'1" 209 29 2/6/90 8 2012 Washington
WR Tom Kennedy Tom Kennedy T. Kennedy 85
76
#110 WR 5'11" 192 23 7/29/96 0 2019 Bryant University
WR Brian Brown Brian Brown B. Brown 3
68
6'1" 200 24 10/22/94 1 2017 Richmond
WR Jonathan Duhart Jonathan Duhart J. Duhart 1
76
#111 WR 6'2" 219 23 6/26/96 0 2019 Old Dominion
TE T.J. Hockenson T.J. Hockenson T. Hockenson 88
77
#41 TE 1 6'5" 251 22 7/3/97 0 2019 1 8 Iowa
TE Jesse James Jesse James J. James 83
77
#36 TE 2 6'7" 261 25 6/4/94 5 2015 5 160 Penn State
TE Logan Thomas Logan Thomas L. Thomas 82
62
#163 TE 3 6'6" 248 27 7/1/92 5 2014 4 120 Virginia Tech
TE Isaac Nauta Isaac Nauta I. Nauta 89
70
#115 TE 4 6'3" 244 22 5/21/97 0 2019 7 224 Georgia
TE Jerome Cunningham Jerome Cunningham J. Cunningham 86
67
5 6'3" 250 28 5/25/91 2 2014 Southern Connecticut
TE Austin Traylor Austin Traylor A. Traylor 87
60
#196 TE 6 6'3" 247 25 9/3/93 2 2016 Wisconsin
DE Romeo Okwara Romeo Okwara R. Okwara 95
74
#104 DE 1 6'5" 265 24 6/17/95 4 2016 Notre Dame
DE Trey Flowers Trey Flowers T. Flowers 90
81
#21 DE 1 6'2" 266 26 8/16/93 5 2015 4 101 Arkansas
DE Da'shawn Hand Da'shawn Hand D. Hand 93
84
#29 DE 2 6'4" 297 23 11/14/95 2 2018 4 114
DE Eric Lee Eric Lee E. Lee 55
64
#214 DE 2 6'4" 249 25 8/6/94 3 2016 South Florida
DE Austin Bryant Austin Bryant A. Bryant 94
72
#126 DE 3 6'4" 271 22 11/12/96 0 2019 4 117 Clemson
DE Mitchell Loewen Mitchell Loewen M. Loewen 70
66
#183 DE 3 6'5" 275 26 2/14/93 3 2016 Arkansas
DE Jonathan Wynn Jonathan Wynn J. Wynn 69
65
#16 DE 6'4" 265 23 9/21/95 1 2018 Vanderbilt
FB Nick Bawden Nick Bawden N. Bawden 46
68
#12 FB 5 6'2" 245 23 6/22/96 2 2018 7 237
CB Justin Coleman Justin Coleman J. Coleman 27
72
#66 CB 1 5'11" 185 26 3/27/93 5 2015 Tennessee
CB Darius Slay Darius Slay D. Slay 23
91
#19 CB 1 6'0" 190 28 1/1/91 7 2013 2 36 Mississippi State
CB Rashaan Melvin Rashaan Melvin R. Melvin 29
81
#46 CB 2 6'2" 193 29 10/2/89 7 2013 Northern Illinois
CB Jalen Tabor Jalen Tabor J. Tabor 31
72
#102 CB 2 6'0" 199 23 12/31/95 3 2017 2 53 Florida
CB Dee Virgin Dee Virgin D. Virgin 30
64
#170 CB 3 5'10" 181 25 10/29/93 2 2017 West Alabama
CB Jamal Agnew Jamal Agnew J. Agnew 39
68
#188 CB 3 5'10" 194 24 4/3/95 3 2017 5 165 San Diego
CB Tarvarus McFadden Tarvarus McFadden T. McFadden 41
65
#273 CB 6'2" 204 22 1/28/97 1 2018
CB Mike Ford Mike Ford M. Ford 38
72
#216 CB 6'0" 191 24 8/4/95 2 2018
CB Amani Oruwariye Amani Oruwariye A. Oruwariye 46
73
#148 CB 6'2" 205 23 2/9/96 0 2019 5 146 Penn State
CB Andre Chachere Andre Chachere A. Chachere 36
65
#242 CB 6'0" 197 23 2/10/96 1 2018
NT Joshua Frazier Joshua Frazier J. Frazier 62
66
#41 NT 6'3" 321 23 11/6/95 1 2018 7 246
G Graham Glasgow Graham Glasgow G. Glasgow 60
76
#26 G 1 6'6" 306 27 7/19/92 4 2016 3 95 Michigan
G Kenny Wiggins Kenny Wiggins K. Wiggins 79
64
#148 G 1 6'6" 314 31 8/8/88 6 2011 Fresno State
G Oday Aboushi Oday Aboushi O. Aboushi 76
76
#66 G 2 6'5" 308 28 6/5/91 7 2013 5 141 Virginia
G Joe Dahl Joe Dahl J. Dahl 66
65
#138 G 2 6'4" 304 26 4/9/93 4 2016 5 151 Washington State
G Luke Bowanko Luke Bowanko L. Bowanko 72
69
#59 G 3 6'5" 293 28 6/13/91 7 2014 6 205 Virginia
G Beau Benzschawel Beau Benzschawel B. Benzschawel 63
3 6'6" 309 23 9/10/95 0 2019 Wisconsin
G Micah St. Andrew Micah St. Andrew M. S. Andrew 73
6'2" 343 23 1/10/96 0 2019 Fresno State
K Matt Prater Matt Prater M. Prater 5
82
#11 K 1 5'10" 187 35 8/10/84 13 2006 Central Florida

Top 3 Lions Roster Questions of 2019-2020

Who will emerge as Detroit’s top wideout

After adding Danny Amendola in the offseason, the Lions face a problem many teams have at the wide receiver position. That question is, who can Detroit actually count on to become their top wideout. Amendola has been a fairly productive receiver in his career but never a #1 option. There isn’t too much room left to grow at his age and the breakout potential isn’t really there. He brings a veteran presence to the team but likely won’t finish in the top 2 for receptions.

Marvin Jones remains a reliable option though he did struggle with injuries last year. He only suited up for 9 games but made the most out of that time. At that point, he accumulated 508 yards and 5 TDs and would’ve likely challenged for his second consecutive 1,000 receiving yard season if he wasn’t sidelined. Kenny Golladay was the Lions’ lead receiver with 1,063 receiving yards and 5 TDs. With Jones back in the picture, it remains to be seen whether Golladay will remain the #1 option or slot back to #2. 

What to expect from T.J. Hockenson

The tight end position was one of the weakest spots for the Lions in 2018. They quickly changed that by drafting T.J. Hockenson with the 8th overall pick in this year’s draft. In fact, that’s the highest a tight end has been taken since 2006 when Vernon Davis went #6 overall to the 49ers. That’s surely a high price to pay for the position but Hockenson is a special talent. He didn’t enter the year on anyone’s radar but by season’s end, he was the #1 TE prospect in the draft. 

If he does pan out, Hockenson might be well worth the pick having been one of the best rated tight ends coming out of the draft in the past few years. He’s a great run blocker and only dropped two passes in his collegiate career. Out of training camp, the rookie has already impressed; he’s caught almost a dozen TDs and showed great athletic ability that will make him very successful. The ceiling is definitely high but Hockenson will have to prove his value one game day arrives. If he’s as good as advertised, we might be talking about Hockenson being a top 5 tight end by year’s end. 

Can Matthew Stafford carry the team once again

The Detroit Lions have only reached the playoffs 3 times in the Matthew Stafford era. Those were in 2011, 2014, and 2016. In each of those seasons, Stafford did something special. He set his career passing yards in a season in 2011, went to his first and only Pro Bowl in 2014, and led the NFL with 8 4th quarter comebacks in 2016. Since then, Stafford has been a good yet not great signal caller. The completion percentages have increased, the TD numbers have either remained constant or dropped, and the interceptions continue to be in the double digits yearly.

If the Lions want to reach the playoffs again, they’ll surely need their QB to play better. The Bears and Vikings defenses surely won’t be slowing down anytime soon and Aaron Rodgers is seeking another deep playoff run before retirement. There’s simply too much standing in Detroit’s way and if Stafford can’t improve and become elite, there’s not much hope. While he will get back Jones and the addition of Hockenson will help, Stafford must improve on his decision making and improve from the 50.8 QBR from last year.