Brooks: Top multi-purpose weapons
With Percy Harvin in the news, Bucky Brooks decided to compile a list of the NFL's top multi-purpose weapons. More ...
Cornerback:Chris Houston and Aaron Berry are the starters. Eric Lacey is the nickel. There is competition for the nickel spot and for depth, but it's not particularly inspiring. This group could have really used a "No. 1" cornerback like Cortland Finnegan to knock everyone down a peg. Houston is a decent starter, but you don't want him as the best corner on your team.
SafetyLouis Delmas should be a quality starter -- if he can stay healthy. The other spot is a battle between Amari Spievey, well-traveled veteran Erik Coleman, journeyman Don Carey, and ... others. Spievey was one of the worst safety starters in the league last year. The team's website points out that the Lions could have to sign another player at the position.
It's a lot harder to go from good to great than it is to go 10-6 one time. Most young teams fall back to the pack before putting it all together. Detroit's secondary could get in this team's way.