The Detroit Lions haven’t enjoyed a productive season in terms of wins and losses on the field, but even though that is the case, the team has seen some solid player performances to hang their hat on.
Thus far, the Lions have seen some breakout performances from their roster, and young players are driving the bus in terms of the team’s ability to be interesting and plucky.
So which players to fans need to step up and rock the vote for? Here’s a look at the top name that should be generating the most attention for the team right now.
Jeff Okudah, Cornerback
Arguably, there’s nobody that has been more important to the Detroit defense this year than cornerback Jeff Okudah, and that’s from the start of the season until now.
Okudah has been solid in coverage, but he has also provided the thump up front given he collected 15 tackles in a game, almost an unheard of feat for a cornerback in today’s game. In Week 10, his pick-six helped the Lions claw all the way back, and he’s having an elite season.
Already, Okudah seems to want to spread the word that the time to vote is now. He recently was spotted on the internet reposting a call to vote for the impending Pro Bowl:
— 𝗟𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴 (@LionsRoyalty) November 17, 2022
Okudah is a deserving player and guy for what he’s been able to accomplish, so Lions fans need to flood the ballot box for him. It would only be right after everything he’s been through.
Aidan Hutchinson, Defensive Line
Being a rookie in the NFL is tough, but being a rookie defensive lineman is tougher. Aidan Hutchinson has managed to hold his head above water in a big way this season and be dominating.
Hutchinson has collected 5.5 sacks, most for a rookie player. He also has an interception to his credit, and has been a menace to opposing passers. It’s rare that rookies get the call to the Pro Bowl, but Hutchinson needs to be an exception given how he’s changed the game for Detroit up front.
Typical rookies aren’t making plays like this, nor are they soaring to make the kind of stops Hutchinson did in Week 10. He’s impressive, and deserves some credit as a result.
Kerby Joseph, Safety
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