Dec 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Lions defensive end George Johnson (93) against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
2. More Was Needed Along The Defensive Line
Considering Detroit’s hand was forced in the George Johnson case, it seemed the Lions would add another defensive end given the relative inexpereince of youngsters like Devin Taylor and George Webster. Either way, it seemed puzzling that the team wouldn’t add one more defensive tackle to the mix along with Gabe Wright. Despite chatting with him before the draft, the Lions passed on Michael Bennett and others multiple times.
Likely, this speaks to the faith that Mayhew has in players like Taylor and Webster to take the next step in addition to Tyrunn Walker, Caraun Reid and Wright at defensive tackle. The argument can still be made that more was needed here.
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