The Detroit Lions have some major decisions to make in free agency, and one of the biggest few could be talking about could play out along the offensive line.
One of the key players the team has seen emerge the last two years has been Evan Brown, a guard and center combo player up front. While Brown has not gotten the hype of some of his teammates, it’s clear the market might be noticing what he’s done.
Brown is poised to hit free agency, and when he does so, could expect a healthy market to develop. That’s according to Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston, who first revealed this news on Sunday, March 12.
#Lions guard-center Evan Brown is expected to have a healthy market, per league sources. Former @SMUfootball standout, four-year starter has positional versatility good size (6-3, 322) and plenty of tape for evaluators with 12 career starts at center and 12 at guard @KPRC2
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 12, 2023
“Lions guard-center Evan Brown is expected to have a healthy market, per league sources. Former SMU Football standout, four-year starter has positional versatility good size (6-3, 322) and plenty of tape for evaluators with 12 career starts at center and 12 at guard,” Wilson tweeted.
Brown has played well in Detroit, but he is not a starter for the team. That could show itself to be a situation where a different team blows him away with an offer and a bigger role, though he has been a key player for the Lions up front as a reserve.
Many might not have guessed the Lions’ reserve would be in-demand on the market, but that could be the case as the free agency market takes shape ahead of the start of the new league year.
Detroit Has Decision to Make With Evan Brown
The Lions have what most would typify as a loaded offensive line. The team has Frank Ragnow at center and Jonah Jackson at guard, blocking a pair of positions where Brown could play.
A big question revolves around if the team would let Vaitai walk, which hasn’t happened yet in spite of multiple pleas to make that the case to save money. If the team did let Vaitai go, they could replace him on the roster with Logan Stenberg.
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