2015 Detroit Lions Roster Analysis: Safety

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We’re now less than 100 days away from the start of the NFL season. With time ticking away, we’re going to continue our 2015 Detroit Lions Roster Analysis series.

The Safety position. Perhaps one of the least appreciated in professional football. Not quite as flashy as a cornerback and not as physically dominating as a linebacker, yet still, the position remains a combination of them both.

Over the course of time, there have been some great duos of safeties on NFL teams. The first ones that come to mind for myself are Ryan Clark and Troy Polamalu of the recent Pittsburgh Steelers.

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They were hard-hitting ballhawks who seemed to keep the position relevant on and off over the last decade.

In 2014 the Detroit Lions also had themselves some tough, hard-nosed safeties in Glover Quin and James Ihedigbo. Both played vital roles on the way to the Detroit Lions finishing the regular season as the NFL’s No. 2 ranked defense.

As a result, Quin was voted into the Pro Bowl and Ihedigbo decided it was the appropriate time to cash his chips in and demand a new contract.

Ihedigbo has since re-joined his squad at Lions OTA’s in Allen Park, although we may not have heard the last of the situation.

Nonetheless, we will now embark on a bit of analysis for you as we look ahead to the 2015 season and what the Lions bring to the table at the safety position.

Let’s begin!

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