50. The Detroit Lions have QB Matthew Stafford playing the best football of his career right now. WRs Marvin Jones and Golden Tate are getting it done to where no one is missing Calvin Johnson. We could look forward to more from the offense as Stafford has better protection for 2017.
<p>Right OG T.J. Land and right OT Ricky Wagner are over there to fortify the right side of the O-line. So Stafford should have more time to find his WRs and the Lions just might end up with a running game. The defense is improving but they need to rush the passer better to win the NFC North. </p>
<p>Ezekiel Ansah will be back at full strength this year after struggling with injuries last year. But it takes more than one star edge rusher to have the kind of pass rush you need to win the division. Malik McDowell, is unblockable when he’s on his game so his coach needs to keep him on it. </p>
<p>The 6’6″, 300-pounder with 35-inch-long arms is a physical specimen and super athletic, running 4.85 40. Once he’s coached to be consistent, he’ll make a dynamic, penetrating three-technique. The Lions would actually have a shot at the NFC North title if they get pressure on the QB. </p>. DT. Michigan State. Malik McDowell. 21. player