Joyner will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and will be looking to get some serious cash for his services. Joyner is a top safety in today’s game and is projected to be paid as a top three free safety this offseason. I’m not the Lions would pay that much for Joyner though, especially if they were able to get Clinton-Dix for cheaper, but Joyner is still worth a look into.
Joyner received a PFF grade of 73.1 this season and accrued 78 total tackles, one sack, three passes defensed, and one interception. Not as good of production as Clinton-Dix, but still solid nonetheless. He was a leader of the Los Angeles Rams defense along with defensive lineman Aaron Donald.
Joyner would slot in as the starting free safety opposite strong safety Quandre Diggs on the back end of the defense for Detroit. Walker would be the third safety on the team and would get on the field with those two in three safety sets. While this trio wouldn’t be as lethal as Clinton-Dix, Walker, and Diggs, it would still give Motown an above-average safety room.