Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Detroit Lions trainnig camp preview Tackle

A big question mark going into camp is who will play the right tackle? The lions took a look a lot of guys in mini camp. They have not signed a veteran though rumor is they are looking at Gosder Cherlius just cut by the Colts.

Riley Reiff 4th year 1st round pick in 2012
Contract: 2 years on contract Cap Hit $2.58 million
College: Iowa

47 games 39 starts


Reiff is an average left tackle. We knew that when he was drafted. Better suited to any other line position, Reiff is paralyzed by speed rushers. DeMarcus Lawrence schooled Reiff in the 4th quarter of the playoff loss. Lions picked $ 8 million 5th year in 2016.

LaAdrian Waddle 3rd year UDFA 2013
Contract: last year $493,333 cap hit
College: Texas Tech

22 games 18 starts


Good player when healthy. Huge and hard to get around. Still can punish players on the run. Will start camp on the PUP and might not be ready until mid season.

Cornelius Lucas 2nd year UDFA 2014
Contract 2 years left $516,667 hit
College: Kansas State

15 games 3 starts

Good surprise for Lions. He was injured throughout the draft process and still made the team. Was pressed into action with the injuries to Waddle and Hilliard. Held his own. His best start was on Thanksgiving at left tackle. He is penciled in at right tackle if he is healthy. Lucas missed mini camp with an injury.

Michael Williams 3rd year 7th round pick 2013
Contract: 2 years left $480,000 hit
College: Alabama


Made the move from Te after his rookie year. Has played both sides and got extensive reps at mini camp. He has potential and will get his chance in the preseason.

Corey Robinson rookie 7th round pick
Contract: 4 years $584,777 hit
College: South Carolina

A huge man with the longest arms in the draft. Got a look in mini camp. He has a chance to make it as the 4th tackle.

Xavier Proctor 3rd year UDFA 2013
Contract: 2 years $480,000
College: North Carolina Central


A defensive lineman in college and 2 years on the practice squad, switched to Oline in the spring. The Lions must like the kid. They have kept him around forever.

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