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Daryl Tapp – I was skeptical when Tapp was picked up that he’d be very effective, but Tapp was far and away the best defensive end in drills today. Consistently getting pressure, knocked down a pass going to the flat with ease.
Aaron Hester – Few are as vocal of a critic as I am of Aaron Hester. He was impressive today, however, and won more times than he lost. He wasn’t perfect, but exceeded expectations.
Mikel Leshoure – Leshoure looks chunkier than last season, but he NEEDS to show in camp and did that today with one long run and another screen that would have been a first down.
Matthew Stafford – Yeah, starting QB moving up. Stafford looked amazing today, both with his patented tight spiral and some much needed touch on his passes.
Glover Quin – Quin made a ton of plays, and it’s clear this defense favors his skillset. One play in particular he came out of nowhere to deflect a perfectly placed pass from Stafford to Broyles.
Ryan Broyles – Broyles will probably never be as quick as he was in college, but his ability to see the whole field and find those little spots in the zones is uncanny. Healthy, he’s a legitimate weapon.
Jeremy Ross/Kevin Ogletree – The Lions incumbent kick returner did some fine work as a receiver. He and Ogletree seemed on par with each other, both clearly ahead of the remaining receivers.
Larry Webster – Webster was not great today but as a developmental pick, I didn’t expect him to be, though. I also didn’t expect him to generally hold his own as a rusher, and while he didn’t light anyone up he did alright. Beats expectations.