Detroit Lions: How many current Wolverines could play for the Leos?
Detroit Lions: linebackers and secondary
Michigan has talent all over their defense, junior Devin Bush (5-11, 233, 4.67) is an emotional leader from the middle linebacker position. Devin Gil (6-1, 231), a junior, and Khaleke Hudson, also a junior, (5-11, 220, 4.57) play the weakside and viper positions. Bush is ranked #2, and neither Gil nor Hudson are currently ranked for next year.
Bush would make the roster and possibly be the eventual starter. Hudson is probably a starting strong safety or hybrid linebacker-safety, and he would find a spot. Gil is hard to peg right now, but since the linebackers are not a strong area of the roster, he might make it, too.
The Wolverine cornerbacks Lavert Hill and David Long may be the best duo of players at their position in Michigan history. Hill is 5-11, 181, 4.47 speed, while Long is similarly gifted at 5-11, 198, 4.48 speed, and both are gifted, man-cover corners. Hill and Long, both juniors, are #6 and #21, respectively.
Without hesitation Kick is sure that both of these young men would be better #2 corners than anyone on the Lions roster. This has continued to be a problem area for the Lions and general manager Bob Quinn has not found a viable second option, yet.
Josh Mettelus and Tyree Kinnell are the starters at safety. Kinnell (5-11, 215, 4.56) is the senior free safety, while Metellus (6-0, 204)is a junior strong safety. Kinnell is currently ranked 4th in 2019, while his back end mate is ranked 8th at strong safety.
Considering more than a dozen of both free and strong safety are averagely drafted, both safeties are good quality and would likely make the team over anyone behind Glover Quin and Quandre Diggs, the current starters.
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