Projecting The Detroit Lions 2013 Depth Chart

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Dec 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) calls a play in the huddle against the Chicago Bears during 1st half of a game at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports


Following a playoff berth in 2011, the Lions looked to regain the momentum heading into 2012. The offense ranked 3rd in the league and the defense came in at 13th overall. However, neither units truly lived up to expectations.

Martin Mayhew and the Lions front office set out to improve the team in several key areas heading into the offseason. Additions  consisted of Reggie Bush, Glover Quin and Ezekiel Ansah, among others, and look to rebound from the 4-12 record they posted.

Now, projecting a depth chart this early in the offseason is difficult. First of all, veterans will be added at some point before training camp begins. The Lions could potentially add depth at defensive end, offensive tackle or wide receiver — among other positions. However, I will not be predicting any free agent signings that will take place before training camp. Also, keep in mind this is a depth chart projection of a 53-man roster — meaning some of the young players on the roster will be left off.

Here we go, this is the 53-man roster and its depth chart for the Lions week 1 meeting with the Minnesota Vikings.


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  • jack_sprat2

    Nice 54 man roster. Now, if only…

    • Bradley La Brie

      You may want to check your math. Rodney Austin displays twice at Center and Left Guard. Thanks for the read, though.

  • Zac Snyder

    I would be shocked if Michael Williams is not on the final 53 man roster. He is a perfect upgrade over Will Heller and capable of playing the jumbo TE role Riley Reiff played on occasion last season.

    You’re spot on about Fauria and I think he either will or won’t make the roster based on his own merit rather than a direct competition with Williams. I believe it will be another area of the roster that takes a hit if the Lions want to carry Fauria.

    • Bradley La Brie

      Me too, but I was basing this off Fauria’s potential to replace Pettigrew or Scheffler in the near future. Williams doesn’t have the receiving skills for this offense, in my opinion. I could very well be wrong. Thanks for the read.