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Football Outsiders Q&A Part 4: Where does the Lions’ secondary rank in the NFL? On Wednesday , Football Outsiders’ Assistant Editor Scott Kacsmar told us that if the Detroit Lions’ pass rush is lacking in 2018, they better have an elite secondary to compensate. It is extremely rare to sport an above-average defense if you aren’t creating consistent pressure on the quarterback, and the only way to survive is forcing a lot of interceptions with your defensive backs.The Lions were able to do something like that last year. Darius Slay led the league in picks last year, and the Lions were able to finish the season tied for the fourth-most interceptions in the league.But has the Lions’ secondary convinced Scott that they’re good enough to carry Detroit’s defense again this year? That’s today’s topic:Question 4: Where would you rank this Lions secondary in respect to the rest of the league? You might be able to squeeze them into the top 15 thanks to Darius Slay. Glover Quin usually charts well at safety. As we wrote in the book, the secondary may have relied too much on Slay last year. We need to see more from Teez Tabor in his second season, or perhaps one of the young safeties (Miles Killebrew or Tracy Walker) can start to break out more in this defense.It may be hard for Lions fans to hear, but Kacsmar brings up a good point. Quarterbacks will soon learn—if they haven’t already—that targeting Darius Slay is a mistake. Who will the Lions rely upon to hold down the other side of the field? That Lions’ No. 2 cornerback camp battle has been one of the most publicized positional battles and for good reason. Right now, it appears Nevin Lawson holds the position, and his play has been average at best. DeShawn Shead brings good competition (if he can stay healthy) and perhaps the growth of Teez Tabor could help inspire some improvement at CB2, but the team isn’t there yet Youth Jarrad Davis Jersey , and opponents could take advantage of that.I would’ve like to see Kacsmar mention Quandre Diggs, especially considering nickel cornerback has essentially become a starting position in the NFL. Diggs has taken everything the Lions have thrown at him and excelled. He’s easily the most underrated player on this team, and his versatility will make him a huge asset under Matt Patricia. Therefore, I think top 15 is selling the Lions’ secondary a little short. Assuming good injury luck, there’s no reason this shouldn’t be a top 10 set of defensive backs. For more content from Football Outsiders, check out their store, which includes their always fabulous Almanac.Tomorrow’s topic: Matthew Stafford with a running game Week 10 is finally over now that the 49ers and Giants finished what I’m sure was can’t-miss game on “Monday Night Football” that everyone decided to miss anyways. That means the standings are officially set for Week 11 and we know the current NFL Draft order that, of course, is subject to change until the end of the 2018 season.The Detroit Lions are currently at 3-6 on the season, tied with three other teams for the seventh-worst record in the league. The tiebreaker for draft order is strength of schedule Color Rush LeGarrette Blount Jersey , and contrary to belief, the Lions’ schedule has actually been on the easier end of the spectrum. According to, the Lions’ have actually had the easiest strength of schedule among 3-6 teams, meaning if the 2019 NFL draft were today, they’d be picking seventh. Here’s a look at the current top 10, per Raiders (1-8)49ers (2-8)Giants (2-7)Cardinals (2-7)Jets (3-7)Bills (3-7)Lions (3-6)Jaguars (3-6)Broncos (3-6)Buccaneers (3-6)Of course, if you’re not ready to move onto the draft yet, these standings are still relevant to the 2018 season. At this point in the year, waiver priority is also determined by overall record, meaning if the Lions put in a claim for a waived player , they will be awarded him as long as the six teams below them in the standings (Raiders, 49ers, Giants, Cardinals, Jets, Bills) don’t make a claim for the same player. It’s also worth noting that because we’re past the trade deadline every player cut from a team is subject to waivers—even vested veterans.
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