Detroit Lions: What’s overrated/underrated heading into 2020?

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As the countdown to kickoff continues, which topics surrounding the Detroit Lions are flying under the radar, and which are getting too much hype?

With each passing day, I’m finding that some of my confidence is slowly regenerating for the possibly of the NFL season happening.

As the professional leagues in other sports are sticking through with their reboots, the Detroit Lions are moving along with training camp, and coverage of the team has been slightly more forward focused than the paper thin “one day at a time” feeling that the entire thing could be scrapped at any moment.

That’s not to say that things are back to “normal” in any sense, but with so much money and collective interest at stake, the NFL for now appears steadfast in preserving the 2020 season and doing it safely (with still many varying interpretations on what “safely” really means during a pandemic like this).

With that said, I’ve pulled out my Overrated/Underrated concept from around this time last year to evaluate some of the main talking points for the Lions as they get ready for their season opener in less than three weeks.

Detroit Lions: Who’s overrated at the moment? Who’s underrated?

The following takes are just my opinions on a variety of Lions talking points that are circulating at the moment. When I did this last year, it led to some really good discussions in the comments section. So chime in with your thoughts as you see fit.