Detroit Lions Roster 2020 Detroit Lions Roster

3-12, 4th NFC North

vs GB

6:00 pm GMT, 12/29

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 Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB
Matthew Stafford
Matthew Stafford M. Stafford
9
77
#22 QB 6'3" 220 32 2/7/88 12 2009 1 1 Georgia
QB
Chase Daniel
Chase Daniel C. Daniel
0
72
#54 QB 6'0" 229 33 10/7/86 12 2009 Missouri
QB
David Blough
David Blough D. Blough
10
72
#57 QB 6'1" 205 24 7/31/95 2 2019 Purdue
QB
Jeff Driskel
Jeff Driskel J. Driskel
2
68
#78 QB 6'4" 234 26 4/23/93 5 2016 6 207 Louisiana Tech
RB
Kerryon Johnson
Kerryon Johnson K. Johnson
33
79
#37 RB 5'11" 211 22 6/30/97 3 2018 2 43 Auburn
RB
Wes Hills
Wes Hills W. Hills
0
71
#121 RB 6'2" 218 24 6/5/95 1 2019 Slippery Rock
RB
Ty Johnson
Ty Johnson T. Johnson
31
70
#125 RB 5'10" 210 22 9/17/97 2 2019 6 186 Maryland
RB
Bo Scarbrough
Bo Scarbrough B. Scarbrough
43
68
#116 RB 6'1" 235 23 9/29/96 2 2018 7 236 Alabama
RB
Tra Carson
Tra Carson T. Carson
34
59
#192 RB 5'11" 228 27 10/24/92 3 2016 Texas A&M
FB
Nick Bawden
Nick Bawden N. Bawden
46
68
#11 FB 6'2" 245 23 6/22/96 3 2018 7 237 San Diego State
WR
Marvin Jones
Marvin Jones M. Jones
11
88
#19 WR 6'2" 198 30 3/12/90 9 2012 5 166 California
WR
Kenny Golladay
Kenny Golladay K. Golladay
19
84
#29 WR 6'4" 214 26 11/3/93 4 2017 3 96 Northern Illinois
WR
Danny Amendola
Danny Amendola D. Amendola
80
79
#53 WR 5'11" 185 34 11/2/85 12 2008 Texas Tech
WR
Tom Kennedy
Tom Kennedy T. Kennedy
0
76
#110 WR 5'11" 190 23 7/29/96 1 2019 Bryant University
WR
Jonathan Duhart
Jonathan Duhart J. Duhart
0
76
#111 WR 6'3" 210 23 6/26/96 1 2019 Old Dominion
WR
Travis Fulgham
Travis Fulgham T. Fulgham
0
73
#155 WR 6'2" 215 24 9/13/95 2 2019 6 184 Old Dominion
WR
Chris Lacy
Chris Lacy C. Lacy
15
67
#266 WR 6'3" 205 24 1/28/96 2 2018 Oklahoma State
WR
Marvin Hall
Marvin Hall M. Hall
17
65
#329 WR 5'10" 190 26 4/10/93 4 2016 Washington
WR
Victor Bolden Jr.
Victor Bolden Jr. V. Bolden Jr.
0
61
#399 WR 5'8" 178 25 4/4/95 3 2017 Oregon State
TE
Jesse James
Jesse James J. James
83
79
#30 TE 6'7" 250 25 6/4/94 6 2015 5 160 Penn State
TE
Matt Sokol
Matt Sokol M. Sokol
0
77
#48 TE 6'5" 249 24 11/9/95 1 2019 Michigan State
TE
T.J. Hockenson
T.J. Hockenson T. Hockenson
88
76
#47 TE 6'5" 247 22 7/3/97 2 2019 1 8 Iowa
TE
Isaac Nauta
Isaac Nauta I. Nauta
89
70
#115 TE 6'3" 244 22 5/21/97 2 2019 7 224 Georgia
TE
Paul Butler
Paul Butler P. Butler
0
66
#145 TE 6'6" 250 26 4/26/93 1 2018 California (PA)
C
Frank Ragnow
Frank Ragnow F. Ragnow
77
78
#17 C 6'5" 311 23 5/17/96 3 2018 1 20 Arkansas
C
Russell Bodine
Russell Bodine R. Bodine
0
76
#21 C 6'3" 308 27 6/30/92 5 2014 4 111 North Carolina
OG
Beau Benzschawel
Beau Benzschawel B. Benzschawel
63
68
6'6" 300 24 9/10/95 2 2019 Wisconsin
OG
Joe Dahl
Joe Dahl J. Dahl
66
65
#132 OG 6'4" 310 26 4/9/93 5 2016 5 151 Washington State
OG
Josh Garnett
Josh Garnett J. Garnett
65
65
#145 OG 6'4" 312 26 2/21/94 4 2016 1 28 Stanford
OT
Taylor Decker
Taylor Decker T. Decker
68
78
#30 OT 6'7" 318 26 8/23/93 5 2016 1 16 Ohio State
OT
Oday Aboushi
Oday Aboushi O. Aboushi
76
76
#38 OT 6'5" 308 28 6/5/91 8 2013 5 141 Virginia
OT
Tyrell Crosby
Tyrell Crosby T. Crosby
65
69
#110 OT 6'4" 310 24 9/5/95 3 2018 5 153 Oregon
OT
Casey Tucker
Casey Tucker C. Tucker
72
68
6'6" 300 0 2019 Arizona State
OT
Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson M. Nelson
67
68
6'8" 295 24 12/19/95 1 2019 Iowa
OT
Caleb Benenoch
Caleb Benenoch C. Benenoch
74
67
#121 OT 6'5" 305 25 8/8/94 5 2016 5 148 UCLA
OT
Dan Skipper
Dan Skipper D. Skipper
70
67
#145 OT 6'9" 317 25 9/20/94 2 2017 Arkansas
OT
Halapoulivaati Vaitai
Halapoulivaati Vaitai H. Vaitai
72
64
#134 OT 6'6" 320 26 6/16/93 5 2016 5 164 TCU
OT
Kenny Wiggins
Kenny Wiggins K. Wiggins
79
64
#133 OT 6'6" 315 31 8/8/88 7 2011 Fresno State
NT
Danny Shelton
Danny Shelton D. Shelton
0
72
#62 NT 6'2" 345 26 8/20/93 6 2015 1 12 Washington
NT
John Atkins
John Atkins J. Atkins
0
68
#75 NT 6'3" 320 27 12/21/92 2 2018 Georgia
DT
Kevin Strong Jr.
Kevin Strong Jr. K. Strong Jr.
92
75
#42 DT 6'3" 295 23 8/5/96 2 2019 Texas-San Antonio
DT
Jamie Meder
Jamie Meder J. Meder
61
71
#99 DT 6'2" 305 28 4/12/91 6 2014 Ashland
DT
Olive Sagapolu
Olive Sagapolu O. Sagapolu
78
68
6'2" 341 1 2019 Wisconsin
DT
Nick Williams
Nick Williams N. Williams
0
66
#92 DT 6'4" 310 30 2/21/90 5 Samford
DT
Frank Herron
Frank Herron F. Herron
75
66
#103 DT 6'4" 305 25 7/9/94 1 2018 LSU
DE
Trey Flowers
Trey Flowers T. Flowers
90
85
#17 DE 6'2" 265 26 8/16/93 6 2015 4 101 Arkansas
DE
Da'shawn Hand
Da'shawn Hand D. Hand
93
78
#39 DE 6'3" 297 24 11/14/95 3 2018 4 114 Alabama
DE
Romeo Okwara
Romeo Okwara R. Okwara
95
73
#90 DE 6'4" 263 24 6/17/95 5 2016 Notre Dame
DE
Austin Bryant
Austin Bryant A. Bryant
94
72
#96 DE 6'6" 261 23 11/12/96 2 2019 4 117 Clemson
DE
Nicholas Williams
Nicholas Williams N. Williams
97
67
#50 DE 6'4" 309 30 2/21/90 6 2013 7 223 Samford - AL
DE
Jonathan Wynn
Jonathan Wynn J. Wynn
69
65
#16 DE 6'4" 256 25 9/21/94 1 2018 Vanderbilt
LB
Jamie Collins
Jamie Collins J. Collins
0
75
#9 LB 6'3" 255 30 10/20/89 8 2013 2 52 Southern Mississippi
LB
Jahlani Tavai
Jahlani Tavai J. Tavai
51
73
#52 LB 6'2" 250 23 9/28/96 2 2019 2 43 Hawaii
LB
Christian Jones
Christian Jones C. Jones
52
71
#91 LB 6'3" 250 29 2/18/91 7 2014 Florida State
LB
Jarrad Davis
Jarrad Davis J. Davis
40
70
#76 LB 6'1" 245 25 11/16/94 4 2017 1 21 Florida
LB
Jason Cabinda
Jason Cabinda J. Cabinda
53
69
#87 LB 6'1" 235 24 3/17/96 2 2018 Penn State
LB
Anthony Pittman
Anthony Pittman A. Pittman
57
68
6'3" 224 23 11/24/96 1 2019 Wayne State (Mich.)
LB
Christian Sam
Christian Sam C. Sam
0
67
#24 LB 6'2" 240 23 6/7/96 2 2018 6 178 Arizona State
LB
Jalen Reeves-Maybin
Jalen Reeves-Maybin J. Reeves-Maybin
44
66
#133 LB 6'0" 233 25 1/31/95 4 2017 4 124 Tennessee
LB
Steve Longa
Steve Longa S. Longa
0
64
#112 LB 6'0" 240 25 9/29/94 4 2016 Rutgers
CB
Desmond Trufant
Desmond Trufant D. Trufant
0
87
#14 CB 6'0" 190 29 9/10/90 8 2013 1 22 Washington
CB
Justin Coleman
Justin Coleman J. Coleman
27
79
#47 CB 5'11" 190 27 3/27/93 6 2015 Tennessee
CB
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson M. Jackson
28
77
#82 CB 6'1" 210 23 1/10/97 2 2019 5 158 Miami
CB
Mike Ford
Mike Ford M. Ford
38
74
#216 CB 6'0" 191 24 8/4/95 3 2018
CB
Amani Oruwariye
Amani Oruwariye A. Oruwariye
24
73
#131 CB 6'2" 205 24 2/9/96 2 2019 5 146 Penn State
CB
Tony McRae
Tony McRae T. McRae
0
69
#164 CB 5'10" 185 26 5/3/93 4 2016 North Carolina A&T
CB
Jamal Agnew
Jamal Agnew J. Agnew
39
68
#172 CB 5'10" 190 25 4/3/95 4 2017 5 165 San Diego
CB
Dee Virgin
Dee Virgin D. Virgin
30
64
#170 CB 5'10" 181 26 10/29/93 3 2017 West Alabama
SS
Will Harris
Will Harris W. Harris
25
77
#28 SS 6'1" 207 24 12/19/95 2 2019 3 81 Boston College
SS
Miles Killebrew
Miles Killebrew M. Killebrew
35
75
#37 SS 6'2" 222 26 5/10/93 5 2016 4 111 Southern Utah
SS
Tracy Walker
Tracy Walker T. Walker
21
73
#48 SS 6'1" 210 25 2/1/95 3 2018 3 82 Louisiana-Lafayette
SS
Jayron Kearse
Jayron Kearse J. Kearse
27
62
#77 SS 6'4" 216 26 2/11/94 5 2016 7 244 Clemson
FS
Duron Harmon
Duron Harmon D. Harmon
0
77
#21 FS 6'1" 205 29 1/24/91 8 2013 3 91 Rutgers
FS
C.J. Moore
C.J. Moore C. Moore
49
68
5'11" 195 24 12/15/95 2 2019 Mississippi
LS
James Fisher
James Fisher J. Fisher
0 6'2" 225 26 1/19/94 1 2019 North Dakota State
LS
Don Muhlbach
Don Muhlbach D. Muhlbach
48 6'4" 258 38 8/17/81 17 2004 Texas A&M
P
Jack Fox
Jack Fox J. Fox
0
75
#21 P 6'2" 224 23 9/1/96 1 2019 Rice
P
Matt Wile
Matt Wile M. Wile
0
75
#33 P 6'2" 225 27 6/20/92 2 2015 Michigan
PK
Matt Prater
Matt Prater M. Prater
5
79
#13 PK 5'10" 201 35 8/10/84 14 2006 UCF

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.