Detroit Lions Roster 2020 Detroit Lions Roster

0-0, T-1st NFC North

vs CHI

5:00 pm GMT , 9/13

The 2019 season was a wash once Matthew Stafford went down and the offseason was a questionable one heading into a year where they could have improved and competed while the division was in a limbo. Detroit decided to trade Darius Slay with a pedestrian return and then took the best cornerback in the draft. They also drafted D’Andre Swift as they might not view Kerryon Johnson as the guy anymore, especially with his injury issues. Most of the offense returns with Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones as the primary weapons in the offense. T.J. Hockenson will try and get going after an injury-riddled rookie season.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB
Matthew Stafford
Matthew Stafford M. Stafford
9
80
#20 QB 6'3" 232 32 2/7/88 12 2009 1 1 Georgia
QB
David Blough
David Blough D. Blough
10
72
#52 QB 6'0" 205 24 7/31/95 2 2019 Purdue
QB
Chase Daniel
Chase Daniel C. Daniel
0
67
#120 QB 6'0" 225 33 10/7/86 12 2009 Missouri
RB
Kerryon Johnson
Kerryon Johnson K. Johnson
33
80
#49 RB 5'11" 213 23 6/30/97 3 2018 2 43 Auburn
RB
Wes Hills
Wes Hills W. Hills
36
71
#170 RB 6'1" 214 25 6/5/95 1 2019 Slippery Rock
RB
Ty Johnson
Ty Johnson T. Johnson
31
70
#196 RB 5'10" 213 22 9/17/97 2 2019 6 186 Maryland
RB
Bo Scarbrough
Bo Scarbrough B. Scarbrough
43
68
#257 RB 6'1" 228 23 9/29/96 2 2018 7 236 Alabama
RB
Jason Huntley
Jason Huntley J. Huntley
67
#304 RB 5'8" 180 22 4/20/98 0 2020 5 172 New Mexico State
RB
D'Andre Swift
D'Andre Swift D. Swift
67
#304 RB 5'8" 212 21 1/14/99 0 2020 2 35 Georgia
FB
Nick Bawden
Nick Bawden N. Bawden
46
68
#33 FB 6'2" 245 24 6/22/96 3 2018 7 237 San Diego State
FB
Luke Sellers
Luke Sellers L. Sellers
67
#42 FB 6'1" 245 23 2/5/97 0 2020
WR
Kenny Golladay
Kenny Golladay K. Golladay
19
89
#14 WR 6'4" 218 26 11/3/93 4 2017 3 96 Northern Illinois
WR
Marvin Jones
Marvin Jones M. Jones
11
85
#34 WR 6'2" 200 30 3/12/90 9 2012 5 166 California
WR
Danny Amendola
Danny Amendola D. Amendola
80
78
#86 WR 5'10" 186 34 11/2/85 12 2008 Texas Tech
WR
Tom Kennedy
Tom Kennedy T. Kennedy
85
76
#114 WR 5'11" 192 23 7/29/96 1 2019 Bryant University
WR
Geronimo Allison
Geronimo Allison G. Allison
81
74
#161 WR 6'3" 196 26 1/18/94 5 2016 Illinois
WR
Travis Fulgham
Travis Fulgham T. Fulgham
14
73
#193 WR 6'2" 215 24 9/13/95 2 2019 6 184 Old Dominion
WR
Geremy Davis
Geremy Davis G. Davis
11
68
#428 WR 6'2" 216 28 1/10/92 6 2015 6 186 UConn
WR
Quintez Cephus
Quintez Cephus Q. Cephus
67
#557 WR 6'1" 202 22 4/1/98 0 2020 5 166 Wisconsin
WR
Marvin Hall
Marvin Hall M. Hall
17
67
#557 WR 5'10" 188 27 4/10/93 4 2016 Washington
WR
Chris Lacy
Chris Lacy C. Lacy
15
67
#557 WR 6'3" 205 24 1/28/96 2 2018 Oklahoma State
WR
Victor Bolden Jr.
Victor Bolden Jr. V. Bolden Jr.
13
67
#557 WR 5'9" 175 25 4/4/95 3 2017 Oregon State
TE
Matt Sokol
Matt Sokol M. Sokol
0
77
#57 TE 6'6" 255 24 11/9/95 1 2019 Michigan State
TE
T.J. Hockenson
T.J. Hockenson T. Hockenson
88
76
#69 TE 6'5" 251 23 7/3/97 2 2019 1 8 Iowa
TE
Jesse James
Jesse James J. James
83
73
#108 TE 6'7" 261 26 6/4/94 6 2015 5 160 Penn State
TE
Isaac Nauta
Isaac Nauta I. Nauta
89
70
#159 TE 6'3" 244 23 5/21/97 2 2019 7 224 Georgia
TE
Hunter Bryant
Hunter Bryant H. Bryant
67
#282 TE 6'2" 248 21 8/20/98 0 2020
C
Frank Ragnow
Frank Ragnow F. Ragnow
77
82
#8 C 6'5" 312 24 5/17/96 3 2018 1 20 Arkansas
C
Russell Bodine
Russell Bodine R. Bodine
0
76
#20 C 6'3" 310 28 6/30/92 5 2014 4 111 North Carolina
OG
Joe Dahl
Joe Dahl J. Dahl
66
69
#77 OG 6'4" 304 27 4/9/93 5 2016 5 151 Washington State
OG
Beau Benzschawel
Beau Benzschawel B. Benzschawel
63
68
#93 OG 6'6" 309 24 9/10/95 2 2019 Wisconsin
OG
Logan Stenberg
Logan Stenberg L. Stenberg
67
#112 OG 6'6" 317 23 3/18/97 0 2020 4 121 Kentucky
OG
Jonah Jackson
Jonah Jackson J. Jackson
67
#112 OG 6'3" 306 23 2/5/97 0 2020 3 75 Ohio State
OG
Josh Garnett
Josh Garnett J. Garnett
65
67
#112 OG 6'4" 312 26 2/21/94 4 2016 1 28 Stanford
OT
Taylor Decker
Taylor Decker T. Decker
68
77
#39 OT 6'7" 310 25 8/23/94 5 2016 1 16 Ohio State
OT
Tyrell Crosby
Tyrell Crosby T. Crosby
65
69
#146 OT 6'5" 309 24 9/5/95 3 2018 5 153 Oregon
OT
Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson M. Nelson
67
68
#177 OT 6'7" 294 24 12/19/95 1 2019 Iowa
OT
Kenny Wiggins
Kenny Wiggins K. Wiggins
79
67
#226 OT 6'6" 314 31 8/8/88 7 2011 Fresno State
OT
Oday Aboushi
Oday Aboushi O. Aboushi
76
67
#226 OT 6'5" 308 29 6/5/91 8 2013 5 141 Virginia
OT
Caleb Benenoch
Caleb Benenoch C. Benenoch
74
67
#226 OT 6'5" 311 25 8/8/94 5 2016 5 148 UCLA
OT
Halapoulivaati Vaitai
Halapoulivaati Vaitai H. Vaitai
72
67
#226 OT 6'6" 320 27 6/16/93 5 2016 5 164 TCU
OT
Dan Skipper
Dan Skipper D. Skipper
70
67
#226 OT 6'10" 317 25 9/20/94 2 2017 Arkansas
NT
Danny Shelton
Danny Shelton D. Shelton
0
81
#6 NT 6'2" 339 26 8/20/93 6 2015 1 12 Washington
NT
John Atkins
John Atkins J. Atkins
99
68
#52 NT 6'3" 321 27 12/21/92 2 2018 Georgia
DT
Kevin Strong Jr.
Kevin Strong Jr. K. Strong Jr.
92
75
#69 DT 6'3" 295 23 8/5/96 2 2019 Texas-San Antonio
DT
Olive Sagapolu
Olive Sagapolu O. Sagapolu
78
68
#201 DT 6'2" 341 23 2/16/97 1 2019 Wisconsin
DT
Jashon Cornell
Jashon Cornell J. Cornell
67
#233 DT 6'3" 285 23 12/30/96 0 2020 7 235 Ohio State
DT
Frank Herron
Frank Herron F. Herron
75
67
#233 DT 6'4" 305 25 9/9/94 1 2018 LSU
DT
John Penisini
John Penisini J. Penisini
67
#233 DT 6'1" 318 23 5/31/97 0 2020 6 197 Utah
DE
Trey Flowers
Trey Flowers T. Flowers
90
86
#16 DE 6'2" 266 26 8/16/93 6 2015 4 101 Arkansas
DE
Da'shawn Hand
Da'shawn Hand D. Hand
93
80
#40 DE 6'4" 297 24 11/14/95 3 2018 4 114 Alabama
DE
Austin Bryant
Austin Bryant A. Bryant
94
72
#125 DE 6'4" 271 23 11/12/96 2 2019 4 117 Clemson
DE
Romeo Okwara
Romeo Okwara R. Okwara
95
70
#159 DE 6'5" 265 25 6/17/95 5 2016 Notre Dame
DE
Jonathan Wynn
Jonathan Wynn J. Wynn
69
67
#270 DE 6'4" 265 24 9/21/95 1 2018 Vanderbilt
DE
Nicholas Williams
Nicholas Williams N. Williams
97
67
#270 DE 6'4" 309 30 2/21/90 6 2013 7 223 Samford - AL
LB
Jamie Collins
Jamie Collins J. Collins
0
82
#40 LB 6'3" 250 30 5/2/90 8 2013 2 52 Southern Mississippi
LB
Jahlani Tavai
Jahlani Tavai J. Tavai
51
73
#181 LB 6'2" 250 23 9/28/96 2 2019 2 43 Hawaii
LB
Christian Jones
Christian Jones C. Jones
52
71
#228 LB 6'3" 240 29 2/18/91 7 2014 Florida State
LB
Elijah Lee
Elijah Lee E. Lee
47
71
#228 LB 6'2" 229 24 2/8/96 4 2017 7 232 Kansas State
LB
Reggie Ragland
Reggie Ragland R. Ragland
59
70
#266 LB 6'1" 247 26 9/24/93 5 2016 2 41 Alabama
LB
Jason Cabinda
Jason Cabinda J. Cabinda
53
69
#295 LB 6'1" 239 24 3/17/96 2 2018 Penn State
LB
Jarrad Davis
Jarrad Davis J. Davis
40
68
#377 LB 6'1" 238 25 11/16/94 4 2017 1 21 Florida
LB
Anthony Pittman
Anthony Pittman A. Pittman
57
68
#377 LB 6'3" 222 23 11/24/96 1 2019 Wayne State (Mich.)
LB
Julian Okwara
Julian Okwara J. Okwara
67
#478 LB 6'4" 252 22 12/27/97 0 2020 3 67 Notre Dame
LB
Christian Sam
Christian Sam C. Sam
59
67
#478 LB 6'1" 244 24 6/7/96 2 2018 6 178 Arizona State
LB
Jalen Reeves-Maybin
Jalen Reeves-Maybin J. Reeves-Maybin
44
67
#478 LB 6'0" 230 25 1/31/95 4 2017 4 124 Tennessee
CB
Desmond Trufant
Desmond Trufant D. Trufant
0
87
#15 CB 6'0" 190 29 9/10/90 8 2013 1 22 Washington
CB
Justin Coleman
Justin Coleman J. Coleman
27
86
#20 CB 5'11" 185 27 3/27/93 6 2015 Tennessee
CB
Darryl Roberts
Darryl Roberts D. Roberts
27
77
#71 CB 5'11" 187 29 11/26/90 6 2015 7 247 Marshall
CB
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson M. Jackson
28
77
#71 CB 6'1" 210 23 1/10/97 2 2019 5 158 Miami
CB
Amani Oruwariye
Amani Oruwariye A. Oruwariye
24
73
#158 CB 6'2" 205 24 2/9/96 2 2019 5 146 Penn State
CB
Mike Ford
Mike Ford M. Ford
38
72
#181 CB 6'0" 191 24 8/4/95 3 2018
CB
Tony McRae
Tony McRae T. McRae
0
69
#241 CB 5'9" 180 27 5/3/93 4 2016 North Carolina A&T
CB
Dee Virgin
Dee Virgin D. Virgin
30
67
#386 CB 5'10" 181 26 10/29/93 3 2017 West Alabama
CB
Jeff Okudah
Jeff Okudah J. Okudah
67
#386 CB 6'1" 205 21 2/2/99 0 2020 1 3 Ohio State
CB
Jamal Agnew
Jamal Agnew J. Agnew
39
67
#386 CB 5'10" 194 25 4/3/95 4 2017 5 165 San Diego
SS
Tracy Walker
Tracy Walker T. Walker
21
80
#16 SS 6'1" 206 25 2/1/95 3 2018 3 82 Louisiana-Lafayette
SS
Will Harris
Will Harris W. Harris
25
77
#26 SS 6'1" 207 24 12/19/95 2 2019 3 81 Boston College
SS
Jayron Kearse
Jayron Kearse J. Kearse
27
68
#115 SS 6'4" 216 26 2/11/94 5 2016 7 244 Clemson
SS
Miles Killebrew
Miles Killebrew M. Killebrew
35
67
#141 SS 6'2" 219 27 5/10/93 5 2016 4 111 Southern Utah
SS
Bobby Price
Bobby Price B. Price
67
#141 SS 6'3" 205 22 4/25/98 0 2020
FS
Duron Harmon
Duron Harmon D. Harmon
0
81
#20 FS 6'1" 204 29 1/24/91 8 2013 3 91 Rutgers
FS
C.J. Moore
C.J. Moore C. Moore
49
68
#115 FS 5'11" 197 24 12/15/95 2 2019 Mississippi
FS
Jeremiah Dinson
Jeremiah Dinson J. Dinson
67
#136 FS 5'11" 189 23 2/26/97 0 2020
LS
Steve Wirtel
Steve Wirtel S. Wirtel
6'4" 230 22 10/3/97 0 2020 Iowa State
LS
Don Muhlbach
Don Muhlbach D. Muhlbach
48 6'4" 265 38 8/17/81 17 2004 Texas A&M
P
Jack Fox
Jack Fox J. Fox
3
75
#26 P 6'2" 211 23 9/1/96 1 2019 Rice
P
Arryn Siposs
Arryn Siposs A. Siposs
67
#65 P 6'2" 212 27 11/25/92 0 2020 Auburn
PK
Matt Prater
Matt Prater M. Prater
5
83
#4 PK 5'10" 187 35 8/10/84 14 2006 UCF

Top Lions Roster Questions of 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.