Lions rookies report to training camp Sunday. So we decided to take a look at what you might expect this season from the 2016 class. Three instant impacts Taylor Decker, OT The starting left tackle could be the key to making the entire offensive line instantly better. A’Shawn Robinson, DT If he doesn’t start, he’ll be an important part of the Lions’ heavy rotational philosophy. Jimmy Landes, long snapper Field goals and get great field position on punts starts with the snap. Three on the roster bubble Jake Rudock, QB This all comes down to philosophical preference. Do the Lions want to groom a young quarterback or hold on to an experienced veteran? Cole Wick, TE The undrafted player was signed
There is no debating that quarterback is hands down the most important position in the National Football League. As a result, it should come as no surprise that quarterback is the highest-paid position in the league. Given the importance of the position, it is incredibly rare to see a team trade a player that either is, or has a chance to be, a franchise quarterback at the NFL level.