Analyzing the Detroit Lions Current Depth Chart

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Defensive Tackle

Sep 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (92) smiles during the game against the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Haloti Ngata

It’s going to be a little weird at first seeing Ngata out there instead of Suh. Again if you think the sky is falling after the loss of Suh, you’re just wrong. Ngata is a great run stuffing defensive tackle. Maybe even a little better than Suh in that regard. The drop off will be as a pass rusher. Ngata can still get after the quarterback but just not like Suh. There is a step back here but not a leap.

Tyrunn Walker

Here’s your pass rushing defensive tackle. At this point Walker is a diamond in the rough that’s ready to be exposed to the world. Or at least that’s the way it seems. What Walker has shown in his short time in the league is that he can get after the quarterback recording 2.5 sacks as a back up in New Orleans. He also ranked 21st out of 81 defensive tackles on Pro Football Focus with his grade of 7.3. As a back up!!!

Andre Fluellen

There are things that you can always count on in this world. The sun will rise and set, every April in Michigan you will experience all seasons within that month, Coney dogs are delicious and Andre Flueelen will somehow be a part of the Lions roster. Fluellen provides nice depth every year and for that we thank you.

Caraun Reid

Reid could be the breakout player for the Lions this season. After a year under his belt I would expect to see Reid get a lot more playing time in year two. I’m saying it right now. This is the “2015 Mike Payton Player To Watch”