2 players to watch for the Lions
Bo Scarbrough – As stated earlier, the Lions’ running back unit has been a revolving door this season, with no stability in the wake of Kerryon Johnson‘s injury. Scarbrough became the latest member to give it a go for Detroit in 2019, after not playing in 2018 as a seventh-round draft pick for the Dallas Cowboys.
He had an eye-opening debut, picking up 55 yards on 14 carries and his first NFL touchdown. His ceiling is limited, with questionable short-area speed and elusiveness. But he runs hard and tends to fall forward. Should he have another strong performance against Washington, he’ll only continue to build a case for being a legitimate candidate to stick around beyond this season.
Austin Bryant – The Lions’ rookie fourth-round pick was activated on Wednesday, after being on the shelf recovering from a nagging shoulder injury since early in training camp. It’s unreasonable to expect a high snap count or immediate production from him, but it’s important for the Lions to see what they have in the edge rusher as they shift towards evaluation mode.
Considering the Lions’ sleepy pass rush and Flowers’ concussion, anything that he can offer in that department would be a plus.