Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Detroit Lions training camp preview Safety


Lions Safety play was a strength last season. Playing up to four safeties at one time. Much more to expected out of Killebrew and an uncertainty over Tavon Wilson has clouded the position.

2016 STATS
PLAYERGAMESTACKLESINTPDFF
Glover Quin1668251
Tavon Wilson1589220
Miles Killebrew1628110
Don Carey1413001
Alex Carter10000
Charles Washington#00000
Rolan Milligan00000

2016 Leaders

Tackles
Wilson 89
Quin 68
Bush 53

Interceptions
Quin 2
Bush 2
Wilson 2
Killebrew

PBU
Quin 5
Bush 3

Returning
Glover Quin
Tavon Wilson
Miles Killebrew
Don Carey

Loss
Raphael Bush


Glover Quin 9th year in the NFL 5th in Detroit
2013 UFA Texans
Regular Season: 64 starts 264 tackles 16 int 28 PBU
Playoffs: 2 starts 8 tackles 1 pbu
Preseason: 14 tackles
College: New Mexico 36 games 34 starts 156 tackles 7 int
Combine: 5106 204 4.56 22 38 911 7.39 4.43
Contract: 1 year $7.87
PFF Rank: #23

Analysis:
Steady player who is the leader of the defense. Going into his final year of his contract.


Tavon Wilson 6th year in the NFL 2nd year in Detroit
2016 UFA Pats
Regular Season: 15 games 14 starts 89 tackles 2 int 1 sack
Playoffs: 1 start 7 tackles
Preseason: 9 tackles
College: Illinois 214 tackles 3 int
Pro day: 5116 205 4.52 17 32 1004 7.04 4.16
Contract: 1 year $1.65
PFF Rank: #21

Analysis:
A solid season in 2016. Ran into problem with a domestic violence allegation. Future is up in the air.


Miles Killebrew 2nd year in Detroit
4th round pick 2016
Regular Season:  16 games 28 tackles 1 int 1 pBU
Playoffs 1 game 1 tackle
Preseason: 9 tackles 1`FF
College; Southern Utah 356 tackles 4 Ff 3 int
Combine: 6017 217 4.65 22 38 1007 6.93 4.18
Contract: 3 years $684,640

Analysis:
Found a niche a nickel linebacker. Might have to play more safety in 2017. The future of the position for the Lions.



Don Carey 9th year in the NFL 7th in Detroit
FA 2011 Jags
Regular Season: 71 games 12 starts 125 tackles 2 int 8 PBU 1 FF 2 FR 1 td
Playoffs 3 games 6 tackles
Preseason: 16 tackles 2 PBU
College: Norfolk State 179 tackle 10 int
Pro Day: 5112 192 4.6 18 32.5 1002 6.87 4.2
Contract: 1 year $1.162

Analysis:
The third longest tenured Lion. A great special teams player and a stop gap Safety and slot corner.



Alex Carter 3rd year in Detroit
3rd round pick 2015
Regular Season: 1 game
Preseason; 4 tackles
College: Stanford 40 games 33 Starts 146 tackles 2 int 5 FF
Combine: 6001 196 4.5 17 40 1001 4.07 7.05
Contract: 1 year $465,000

Analysis:
A bust from the Mayhew draft days. Moved to safety and has a chance. Probably on the practice squad.


Charles Washington 2nd year in Detroit
UDFA 2016
Preseason: 4 tackles 1 PBU
College: Fresno State 50 games 202 tackles 3 int
Pro Day: 5102 190 4.48 18 41 1005 7.23 4.48
Contract: 1 year $465,000

Analysis:
A good special teams player. Well liked by the coaches. Practice squad.


Rolan Milligan 2nd year in the NFL 1st in Detroit
FA 2017 Cowboys
College: Toledo 11 games 48 tackles 3 ff 2 int UAB 8 Starts 54 tackles
Pro Day: 5102 195 23 35.5 910
Contract: 1 year $465,000

Analysis:
Bounced around in his rookie season. A special teams guy. No shot.










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