Top 10 Best Detroit Lions Players Going Into the 2018 Season

They’ve been a back and forth team over the years, with potential at every position. Now they’ve prepared over the offseason, and their players are more ready. Who are the best of them? We’re looking at the top ten best Detroit Lions players going into the 2018 season.

The Top Ten

1 Matthew Stafford Matthew Stafford John Matthew Stafford is an American football quarterback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. more.

He’s gotten the Lions to the playoffs here and there, but he hasn’t won a playoff game. Still, he’s been consistent over the years and is the reason the Lions have been to the playoffs in recent memory. He can deliver a playoff caliber season again. - PackFan2005

2 Darius Slay Darius Slay Darius Demetrius Slay, nicknamed "Big Play Slay", is an American football cornerback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

The man finished with 8 interceptions, which was tied with Kevin Byard for the league lead. That brought him to his first pro bowl and first team all-pro honor. He’ll lead a promising cornerback group in Detroit in 2018. - PackFan2005

3 Golden Tate III Golden Tate III Golden Tate III is an American football wide receiver and punt returner for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

I don’t like Golden Tate, but differences aside, he’s done well in Detroit. He tallied 1,003 yards in 2017 with five touchdowns. While he may not last much longer in Detroit, he’ll have a productive season. - PackFan2005

4 Ezekiel Ansah Ezekiel Ansah Ezekiel Nana "Ziggy" Ansah is a Ghanaian-born American football defensive end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

In 14 starts in 2017, he had 12 sacks and one forced fumble, just another of his behemoth seasons. He’s pretty underrated, and I think he’ll have a high pro bowl chance in 2018. - PackFan2005

5 LeGarrette Blount LeGarrette Blount

He’s a huge upgrade in the running back department over Ameer Abdullah. He played well in place of Darren Sproles in Philadelphia in 2017, and I see no reason why he won’t be the first Lions back to rush for over 100 yards in a game since 2013. - PackFan2005

6 Matt Prater Matt Prater

He’s a top five kicker in the NFL, and he made 30/35 of his field goals with the season long of 2017 at 58 yards. - PackFan2005

7 Glover Quin Glover Quin Glover Freeman Quin Jr. is an American football safety for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.
8 Marvin Jones Marvin Jones

Give it time, and he’ll become the Lions number one receiver. After a 2017 season with over 1,000 yards receiving and 9 touchdowns, he’ll be a favorite of Matthew Stafford in 2018. - PackFan2005

9 Taylor Decker Taylor Decker Taylor Decker is an American football offensive tackle for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.
10 T.J. Lang T.J. Lang Thomas John "T. J." Lang, Jr. is an American football guard for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

In his first year with the Lions, he made the pro bowl, and besides injury, I see no reason why that will change. - PackFan2005

The Contenders

11 Kenny Golladay Kenny Golladay

He was very promising as a rookie, pulling in 3 touchdowns with over 400 yards receiving. If Golden Tate departs after the 2018 season, Golladay will be their number two receiver. - PackFan2005

12 Jamal Agnew Jamal Agnew

A promising cornerback and punt returner who returned 2 punts for touchdowns in 2017, and had 643 return yards, earning a first team all-pro honor in his rookie year. - PackFan2005

13 Anthony Zettel Anthony Zettel
14 Jarrad Davis Jarrad Davis
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