2015 Detroit Lions Roster Analysis: Cornerback

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2015 might be the first season in the modern era that there is no real uncertainty on the Detroit Lions roster at cornerback.  Both starters are healthy and locked in, with no doubts that either can carry their own at the position.  Even the nickelback position, which was a position of no small amount of awful last season, has optimism with newcomer Quandre Diggs making an early name for himself and both Bill Bentley and Nevin Lawson returning from injury.

The only real questions with this group are health and whether they can continue their dominance if the new defensive front is unable to create pressure.  Every player puts their bodies at risk in football, but the injury and depth concerns at corner are very real with Darius Slay missing some time today with a minor injury and the realization that the team could be one injury away from Chris Owens starting at cornerback.

If your first response was “Who?”, then you’re like most Lions fans and you realize that though the starters are more than good, the depth is not so much.  Going from top to bottom…

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