Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/25/13
Training camp and the preseason were good to the Detroit Lions. They came out of it with a nice idea of the strengths and weaknesses of the position groups and most importantly, healthy. Though the preseason isn’t over, training camp is done and it is time to analyze what it means going forward to the regular season.5. Rookies will play a contributing roll this season.The preseason proved to be interesting for the 2013 rookie class. There are several rookies that made an impression and can likely make the team. First is Darius Slay. Slay started against the Patriots and was effective from the start. Tom Brady was unable to score a touchdown on the Lions first team defense and Slay had a hand in it. It will be nice to see if he can make an immediate impact in the unproven Lions secondary. Next is Joseph Fauria. The undrafted tight end from UCLA took the most snaps for the offense against the Patriots. He has racked up five catches for 56 yards and a touchdown this preseason and has l...
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