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.