Detroit Lions organized team activities (OTAs) are underway this week at Allen Park. While players still don’t have full pads on, this—along with mandatory minicamp in a couple weeks—represents the final stage of offseason workouts before training camp in late July. Veterans and rookie are together, doing football-like stuff, and preparing their minds and bodies for the grueling season ahead.
Amidst all the excitement surrounding this team, there are still so many unanswered questions facing the Lions for the 2022 season. Media will be present for one OTA practice per week, so we may get some answers to those questions, but much will remain a mystery until training camp or the regular season.
Still, there are a lot of things to look forward to as the Lions take the field this week. There are new faces, rookies, returning faces, and players hoping to improve from last year.
So today’s Question of the Day is:
Who is the most exciting Detroit Lions player to follow during OTAs?
My answer: First, it’s important to note exactly what we’re going to be seeing. With no pads on, it’s not going to be particularly exciting to watch line play—so that rules out second overall pick Aidan Hutchinson and second rounder James Paschal for me. Running backs are also not too fun to watch when there is no full contact during drills.
Jeff Okudah is a tempting answer, but it’s unclear what level of participation…