Detroit Lions at Halfway Point: Position by Position Grades

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Oct 5, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions outside linebacker Ashlee Palmer (58) celebrates with outside linebacker DeAndre Levy (54) after a sack during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

DeAndre Levy. LINEBACKERS. A-. Losing Stephen Tulloch to a season-ending knee injury cut into the Lions’ linebacker depth but the defenses performance has hardly missed a beat. That’s thanks in large part to Tahir Whitehead’s ability to step in to a big role and perform quite well but also due to DeAndre Levy staking his claim as one of the NFL’s best linebackers. Already accomplished in pass coverage, Levy has taken another big step forward this year thanks to big gains in his abilities against the run.. Halfway MVP