Detroit Lions comprehensive depth chart: Week 1 vs. San Francisco 49ers

Pride of Detroit

It’s finally here! The Detroit Lions are hosting the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 of the 2021 regular season.

This comprehensive depth chart is designed to give fans an expanded look at the current roster, and you will often see things that vary from traditional depth charts. Occasionally you will see a player listed at multiple positions. This happens when a player holds key roles at multiple spots and doesn’t fit into just one box. Additionally, we added player numbers for easier tracking during the game, bolded the anticipated starters, and all rookies will have an * after their name.

Note: The Lions used one practice squad roster elevation this week, allowing them to expand their roster to 54 players for Week 1.

Quarterback (2 + 1)

  • Jared Goff (16)
  • David Blough (10)
  • Tim Boyle (12) – Injured reserve, eligible to return in Week 4

Running back (4)

Fullback (1)

  • Jason Cabinda (45)

Wide receiver (7)

  • Tyrell Williams (6)
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown* (14)
  • Kalif Raymond (11)
  • Quintez Cephus (87)
  • Trinity Benson (17)
  • Tom Kennedy (85)
  • KhaDarel Hodge (18)

Slot receiver

  • Amon-Ra St. Brown* (14)
  • Kalif Raymond (11)
  • Tom Kennedy (85)

Tight end (2 + 1)

Expected starting offensive line (9)

  • LT — Penei Sewell* (58) – expected to switch from RT
  • LG — Jonah Jackson (73)
  • C — Frank Ragnow (77)
  • RG — Halapoulivaati Vaitai (72)
  • RT — Matt Nelson (67) – expected to be promoted to RT
  • Taylor Decker (68) – on Injured Reserve with a finger injury, eligible to return in Week 4

Reserve offensive line

Interior defensive line (6 + 2)

  • 4i – Michael Brockers (91)shoulder, questionable
  • 3T – Nick Williams (97) elbow, questionable
  • NT – Alim McNeill* (54)
  • DL – Levi Onwuzurike* (75) – hip, questionable
  • DL – Kevin Strong (92)
  • NT – John Penisini (98)
  • DL – Da’Shawn Hand (93) – Injured reserve, eligible to return in Week 4
  • DL – Jashon Cornell (96) – serving a three-game suspension, eligible to return in Week 4

EDGE Rushers (5)

  • WILL – Trey Flowers (90)
  • SAM – Romeo Okwara (95)
  • Julian Okwara (99)
  • Austin Bryant (2)
  • Charles Harris (53)

Off-the-ball linebacker (5)

  • MIKE – Jamie Collins (8)
  • BUCK – Alex Anzalone (34)
  • Derrick Barnes* (55)
  • Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44)
  • Anthony Pittman (57)

Cornerback (6)

  • Jeff Okudah (23)
  • Amani Oruwariye (24)
  • Ifeatu Melifonwu* (26)
  • Jerry Jacobs* (39)
  • Bobby Price (27) – transitioning from safety

Nickel corner

Safety (4)

  • FS – Tracy Walker (21)
  • SS – Will Harris (25)
  • Dean Marlowe (31)
  • C.J. Moore (38)

Kicking team (3)

  • P – Jack Fox (3)
  • K – Austin Seibert (4)
  • LS – Scott Daly (47)

Kick/Punt returners

  • Kalif Raymond (11) – Punt and kick return
  • Godwin Igwebuike (35) – Kick return
  • Tom Kennedy (85) – Punt and kick return
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown (14) – Punt return

Kick coverage specialists

  • Holder – Jack Fox (3)
  • Gunner – Bobby Price (27), Jerry Jacobs* (39), or Ifeatu Melifonwu* (26)
  • Personal protector (PP) — C.J. Moore (38)
  • 5 phase – Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44), Jason Cabinda (45), Derrick Barnes* (55)

At-a-glance

If you’re a more visual learner, here’s an at-a-glance look at what was discussed above:

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