2. Former seventh-round pick Jermar Jefferson could soon be released
Running back is a huge strength for this Lions team, as they added two talented backs this offseason to replace their former duo in D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams. Now, it's on David Montgomery and rookie Jahmyr Gibbs to take over.
Montgomery figures to be the banger, while Gibbs can do a lot of different things well, especially in the passing game. These two should be a dynamic pairing and could even see the field together at times.
Behind those two, the Lions have veteran Justin Jackson who comes in at third on the depth chart. Jackson is experienced and can offer a between-the-tackles type runner in relief of Montgomery, if need be.
From there, there's former Kutztown running back Craig Reynolds, who has spent the last two seasons with the team. Listed behind Reynolds are veteran Jermar Jefferson and rookie Mohamed Ibrahim out of Minnesota. Out of those final three, the Lions should give Ibrahim a shot, if any. Jefferson is certainly in danger, at the moment.
The 2021 seventh-round pick did not play at all during the regular season last year.