6 most intriguing position battles for the Detroit Lions in 2024

As OTAs continue and looking ahead to training camp, here are the most intriguing position battles for the Detroit Lions.
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4. No. 2 CB

Rookie Terrion Arnold is penciled as the starting outside cornerback opposite Carlton Davis, but he will of course have to earn it and there will be some competition,

Free agent signing Amik Robertson certainly seems to have a big competitive streak in him, and Emmanuel Moseley is working his way back from a torn ACL. Even the Lions' other rookie corner, Ennis Rakestraw, could push for the starting spot opposite Davis.

After the debacle the cornerback room largely was last year, the Lions have given themselves options this offseason. It's nice to have options, that sets up an interesting battle for starting spots, roles, etc.

3. Kicker

It feels like Michael Badgley is ripe to be replaced, but the only competition to this point is undrafted rookie James Turner. The on-site reviews from the first week of OTAs were broadly fine for both, with special team coach Dave Fipp backing up the competition (via Kory Woods of MLive).

"(Badgley’s) worked hard on bringing his range out, maybe a little bit further, and he’s done a good job doing it. So I’m excited about him. James, on the other hand, has got a huge leg. I hit him with long balls, but he’s got plenty of leg in him, very, very good. Much better than average.”

Badgley is the clubhouse leader/favorite, and the Lions don't seem very inclined to replace him. But under the veil of there being an ongoing competition, this competition will be one of the most-watched of the Lions' summer every time they're on the practice field.