Detroit Lions Roster 2019 Lions Roster

3-5, 4th NFC North

vs DAL

6:00 pm GMT, 11/17

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 Jeff Driskel Jeff Driskel J. Driskel 2
68
#78 QB 1 6'4" 234 26 4/23/93 4 2016 6 207 Louisiana Tech
QB David Blough David Blough D. Blough 10
72
#57 QB 2 6'0" 205 24 7/31/95 0 2019 Purdue
QB Matthew Stafford Matthew Stafford M. Stafford 9
77
#22 QB 3 6'3" 232 31 2/7/88 11 2009 1 1 Georgia
RB Ty Johnson Ty Johnson T. Johnson 31
70
#125 RB 1 5'10" 213 22 9/17/97 0 2019 6 186 Maryland
RB JD McKissic JD McKissic J. McKissic 41
75
#69 RB 2 5'10" 190 26 8/15/93 3 2016 Arkansas State
RB Paul Perkins Paul Perkins P. Perkins 26
75
#71 RB 3 5'10" 208 24 11/16/94 3 2016 5 149 UCLA
RB Bo Scarbrough Bo Scarbrough B. Scarbrough 43
68
#116 RB 6 6'1" 228 23 9/29/96 2 2018 7 236
RB James Williams James Williams J. Williams 32
70
#126 RB 6 5'9" 197 0 2019 Washington State
RB Wes Hills Wes Hills W. Hills 36
71
#121 RB 7 6'1" 214 24 6/5/95 0 2019 Delaware
OT Taylor Decker Taylor Decker T. Decker 68
78
#30 OT 1 6'7" 310 25 8/23/94 4 2016 1 16 Ohio State
OT Ricky Wagner Ricky Wagner R. Wagner 71
79
#28 OT 1 6'6" 308 30 10/20/89 7 2013 5 168 Wisconsin
OT Tyrell Crosby Tyrell Crosby T. Crosby 65
69
#110 OT 2 6'5" 309 24 9/5/95 2 2018 5 153
OT Matt Nelson Matt Nelson M. Nelson 67
6'7" 294 23 12/19/95 0 2019 Iowa
OT Brett Kendrick Brett Kendrick B. Kendrick 51
71
#92 OT 6'5" 305 24 4/12/95 0 2018
OT Casey Tucker Casey Tucker C. Tucker 76
6'6" 300 0 2019 Arizona State
ILB Jarrad Davis Jarrad Davis J. Davis 40
70
#76 ILB 1 6'1" 238 24 11/16/94 3 2017 1 21 Florida
ILB Jahlani Tavai Jahlani Tavai J. Tavai 51
73
#52 ILB 2 6'2" 250 23 9/28/96 0 2019 2 43 Hawai'i
ILB Al-Rasheed Benton Al-Rasheed Benton A. Benton 50
71
#68 ILB 3 6'1" 237 0 2018
ILB Jason Cabinda Jason Cabinda J. Cabinda 53
69
#87 ILB 6'1" 239 23 3/17/96 2 2018
ILB Anthony Pittman Anthony Pittman A. Pittman 57
6'3" 222 22 11/24/96 0 2019 Wayne State (MI)
OLB Christian Jones Christian Jones C. Jones 52
71
#91 OLB 1 6'3" 240 28 2/18/91 6 2014 Florida State
OLB Devon Kennard Devon Kennard D. Kennard 42
72
#78 OLB 1 6'3" 249 28 6/24/91 6 2014 5 174 Southern Cal
OLB Jalen Reeves-Maybin Jalen Reeves-Maybin J. Reeves-Maybin 44
66
#133 OLB 2 6'0" 230 24 1/31/95 3 2017 4 124 Tennessee
OLB Steve Longa Steve Longa S. Longa 54
64
#112 OLB 2 6'1" 225 25 9/29/94 3 2016 Rutgers
OLB Tre' Williams Tre' Williams T. Williams 30
70
#106 OLB 3 6'2" 228 19 3/3/00 0 2019
SS Tavon Wilson Tavon Wilson T. Wilson 32
75
#38 SS 1 6'0" 205 29 3/19/90 8 2012 2 48 Illinois
SS Will Harris Will Harris W. Harris 25
77
#28 SS 2 6'1" 207 20 12/19/98 0 2019 3 81 Boston College
P Sam Martin Sam Martin S. Martin 6
74
#25 P 6'1" 205 29 2/27/90 7 2013 5 165 Appalachian State
FS Tracy Walker Tracy Walker T. Walker 21
73
#48 FS 1 6'1" 206 24 2/1/95 2 2018 3 82 Louisiana
FS Miles Killebrew Miles Killebrew M. Killebrew 35
75
#37 FS 2 6'2" 219 26 5/10/93 4 2016 4 111 Southern Utah
FS C.J. Moore C.J. Moore C. Moore 49
3 5'11" 197 23 12/15/95 0 2019 Mississippi
LS Don Muhlbach Don Muhlbach D. Muhlbach 48
67
#20 LS 6'4" 265 38 8/17/81 16 2004 Texas A&M
C Frank Ragnow Frank Ragnow F. Ragnow 77
78
#17 C 1 6'5" 312 23 5/17/96 2 2018 1 20 Arkansas
C Beau Benzschawel Beau Benzschawel B. Benzschawel 63
2 6'6" 309 24 9/10/95 0 2019 Wisconsin
DT A'Shawn Robinson A'Shawn Robinson A. Robinson 91
79
#20 DT 1 6'4" 307 24 3/21/95 4 2016 2 46 Alabama
DT Damon Harrison Damon Harrison D. Harrison 98
94
#3 DT 1 6'4" 350 30 11/29/88 8 2012 William Penn - IA
DT Kevin Strong Jr. Kevin Strong Jr. K. Strong Jr. 92
75
#42 DT 2 6'3" 295 23 8/5/96 0 2019 Texas-San Antonio
DT Mike Daniels Mike Daniels M. Daniels 96
88
#5 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 3 6'3" 321 26 12/21/92 1 2018
DT PJ Johnson PJ Johnson P. Johnson 92
77
#26 DT 6'5" 305 23 6/14/96 0 2019 7 229 Arizona
DT Darius Kilgo Darius Kilgo D. Kilgo 97
63
#101 DT 6'2" 310 27 12/14/91 4 2015 6 203 Maryland
DT Nick James Nick James N. James 0
67
#89 DT 6'4" 316 26 7/24/93 1 2017 Mississippi State
DT Fredrick Jones Fredrick Jones F. Jones 64
76
#34 DT 6'2" 304 23 8/25/96 0 2019 Florida State
DB Anthony Sherrils Anthony Sherrils A. Sherrils 49
76
#1 DB 5'11" 197 0 2018
WR Danny Amendola Danny Amendola D. Amendola 80
79
#53 WR 1 5'10" 186 34 11/2/85 11 2008 Texas Tech
WR Kenny Golladay Kenny Golladay K. Golladay 19
84
#29 WR 1 6'4" 218 26 11/3/93 3 2017 3 96 Northern Illinois
WR Marvin Jones Marvin Jones M. Jones 11
88
#19 WR 1 6'2" 200 29 3/12/90 8 2012 5 166 California
WR Marvin Hall Marvin Hall M. Hall 17
65
#329 WR 2 5'10" 188 26 4/10/93 3 2016 Washington
WR Chris Lacy Chris Lacy C. Lacy 15
67
#266 WR 2 6'3" 205 23 1/28/96 1 2018 Oklahoma State
WR Tom Kennedy Tom Kennedy T. Kennedy 85
76
#110 WR 3 5'11" 192 23 7/29/96 0 2019 Bryant University
WR Travis Fulgham Travis Fulgham T. Fulgham 14
73
#155 WR 3 6'2" 215 24 9/13/95 0 2019 6 184 Old Dominion
TE T.J. Hockenson T.J. Hockenson T. Hockenson 88
76
#47 TE 1 6'5" 251 22 7/3/97 0 2019 1 8 Iowa
TE Jesse James Jesse James J. James 83
79
#30 TE 2 6'7" 261 25 6/4/94 5 2015 5 160 Penn State
TE Logan Thomas Logan Thomas L. Thomas 82
62
#130 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
DE Trey Flowers Trey Flowers T. Flowers 90
85
#17 DE 1 6'2" 266 26 8/16/93 5 2015 4 101 Arkansas
DE Romeo Okwara Romeo Okwara R. Okwara 95
73
#90 DE 1 6'5" 265 24 6/17/95 4 2016 Notre Dame
DE Da'shawn Hand Da'shawn Hand D. Hand 93
78
#39 DE 2 6'4" 297 23 11/14/95 2 2018 4 114
DE Jonathan Wynn Jonathan Wynn J. Wynn 69
65
#16 DE 6'4" 265 24 9/21/95 1 2018 Vanderbilt
DE Austin Bryant Austin Bryant A. Bryant 94
72
#96 DE 6'4" 271 23 11/12/96 0 2019 4 117 Clemson
FB Nick Bawden Nick Bawden N. Bawden 46
68
#11 FB 4 6'2" 245 23 6/22/96 2 2018 7 237
CB Darius Slay Darius Slay D. Slay 23
91
#6 CB 1 6'0" 190 28 1/1/91 7 2013 2 36 Mississippi State
CB Justin Coleman Justin Coleman J. Coleman 27
79
#47 CB 1 5'11" 185 26 3/27/93 5 2015 Tennessee
CB Jamal Agnew Jamal Agnew J. Agnew 39
68
#172 CB 2 5'10" 194 24 4/3/95 3 2017 5 165 San Diego
CB Rashaan Melvin Rashaan Melvin R. Melvin 29
75
#93 CB 2 6'2" 193 30 10/2/89 7 2013 Northern Illinois
CB Mike Ford Mike Ford M. Ford 38
74
#216 CB 3 6'0" 191 24 8/4/95 2 2018
CB Dee Virgin Dee Virgin D. Virgin 30
64
#170 CB 3 5'10" 181 26 10/29/93 2 2017 West Alabama
CB Michael Jackson Michael Jackson M. Jackson 28
77
#82 CB 6'1" 210 22 1/10/97 0 2019 5 158 Miami
CB Amani Oruwariye Amani Oruwariye A. Oruwariye 24
73
#131 CB 6'2" 205 23 2/9/96 0 2019 5 146 Penn State
G Joe Dahl Joe Dahl J. Dahl 66
65
#132 G 1 6'4" 304 26 4/9/93 4 2016 5 151 Washington State
G Graham Glasgow Graham Glasgow G. Glasgow 60
74
#62 G 1 6'6" 306 27 7/19/92 4 2016 3 95 Michigan
G Oday Aboushi Oday Aboushi O. Aboushi 76
76
#38 G 2 6'5" 308 28 6/5/91 7 2013 5 141 Virginia
G Kenny Wiggins Kenny Wiggins K. Wiggins 79
64
#133 G 2 6'6" 314 31 8/8/88 6 2011 Fresno State
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
79
#13 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.