Latest Lions first string offensive/defensive depth chart coming out of the OTA’s!


QB Jon Kitna

FB Casey FitzSimmons

RB Tatum Bell *

LT Jeff Backus

LG Ed Mulitalo

C Dom Raiola

RG Steven Peterman

RT George Foster

WR Calvin Johnson

WR Roy Williams

WR Mike Furrey


In the four receivers set Shaun McDonald is the fourth and Dan Campbell is the TE!

*Tatum gets a lot of respect from Martz but has issues with going down with the first tackler and some questions with durability.  Martz thinks that Bell will get the nod if he can overcome those.  There are however people in the organization that think when the pads go on, that Duckett will show that he not only has great speed, but with the majority of his carries is taken down after the first initial tackler and does not lack with durability issues or more importantly in the Martz system:  receiving.  The battle for the RB spot is going to be a real show in training camp.  This also is written with the expectation that Kevin Jones will not be ready to start camp.


DE Dewayne White

DT Shaun Rogers

DT Corey Redding

DE Kalimba Edwards

OLB Ernie Sims

MLB Paris Lenon *

OLB Boss Bailey

CB Fernando Bryant

CB Stanley Wilson

S Kenoy Kennedy

S Daniel Bullocks


*Paris is more game ready.  It is the belief of some in the organization that if Lehman remains healthy that he could win this position.  I think it is a foot race, but I would project based upon what I have seen in the OTA and conversation that Lehman very well may earn this spot by the start of the season.