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Projected 2015 starters: Detroit Lions

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» It must be incredibly depressing for Jim Caldwell that Eric Ebron is not on this list. He's probably not on Caldwell's list, either. Yes, reports are that he's having a fantastic offseason, but for the moment, can the 2014 first-rounder be trusted over Brandon Pettigrew?

» The defense will take a step back without Ndamukong Suh and is left hoping that Haloti Ngata still has enough left in the tank to draw a consistent double team. This will also be a huge test for Ezekiel Ansah, who will need to come into his own in 2015.

» First-round pick Laken Tomlinson should help Detroit find a little more balance on the O-line. As a mauling guard, he'll slide in next to last year's third-round pick, Travis Swanson, and help the Lions' continued makeover of their interior. It was a measured, but much-needed pick this year.

» The Lions, for some time now, have avoided picking cornerbacks up high when they had the chance. Though the league is shifting focus back to a power-running style, they'll still need more help back there.

The latest Around The NFL Podcast ranks every starting quarterback on "The Dalton Scale" and goes over all the latest news. Find more Around The NFL content on NFL NOW.

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