In maybe the most uninspiring position group … linebackers have been an Achilles heel for the Lions most of the decade.
DeAndre Levy had a solid 2013 and 2014 but was a whole lot of average in his other seven seasons, to be frank. Including only playing in six games his final two years. But, due to the lack of other options, you can bet he made the final cut.
There are really only two other positive player performances to come from starting Lions linebackers in the 2010s in my opinion. Stephen Tulloch and Tahir Whitehead, which is saying a lot because they were only league average at best most of their time in Detroit.
Being I put a lot of value on talent over counting stats due to time spent in Detroit in this piece I thought about Jahlani Tavai, but unlike running back Jahvid Best for the offense Tavai’s talent didn’t translate as much in his short time.
Jarrad Davis has been bad for most of his career, good in only situational blitzing and at times straight-up embarrassing. I never thought about it … but I knew some of you would.
All-Decade LBs: DeAndre Levy, Stephen Tulloch, Tahir Whitehead