There is a inevitable factor out there you need to consider when it comes to the depth of your roster, that is INJURIES!!
It's fine and well to move into the season with your 22 starters, but someone is going to get hurt....then what?? You will be wishing you had half these type of guys around at that point. For example, Lawrence Jackson sounds like a real good option if Avril or KVB goes down......oh yeah, that's right.....none of these three guys will be playing in Detroit next season unless there are some contracts put in place.
Why don't you take a look at some of the year-after-year successful teams out there like New England, Baltimore, Green Bay, Giants, Steelers, ect. and tell me how often do you see 20-25 players turned over on thier roster from one year-to the next.......YOU NEVER SEE IT.
Never mind tho....I guess Ronnell Lewis and Willie Young will hold it down lol!!
Like I said earlier, if all you wanna do is worry about the starting 22 players instead of the entire 53 man roster, then go play fantasy football because this is NOT a formula for winning.
We are going into another rebuilding mode......I don't like it anymore than anyone else, but it is a FACT