3. Detroit Lions
Joe Dahl, Frank Ragnow, Oday Abushi
Logan Stenberg, Jonah Jackson, Kenny Wiggins
The Lions have more depth than Minnesota, and likely have more depth than the teams higher on the list. They also have an anchor at center in Frank Ragnow. Ragnow is entering year three and saw a great jump in play as he transitioned to center last year.
However, the reason the Lions fall down to number three is the guard play. Similar to Minnesota, they have a lot of names, but they do not have firm starters locked in at either spot. Joe Dahl started 13 games at left guard last year and is likely to slide back in, but he is no more than an average level player.
At right guard comes the questions. Oday Abushi has been a journeyman, Wiggins was a swing lineman for them last year, and Stenberg and Jackson are two rookies.
Now, you could argue that three or even all four of those guys could come into Chicago and step into the starting right guard spot. However, they are entering the season in a similar spot as Chicago when it comes to not having a locked-in starter at guard. Their questions at left guard push them down to number three.