So far they have Nick at #68:
https://www.profootballfocus.com/blo...2012-70-to-61/68. Nick Fairley, DT, Detroit Lions (Unranked)
When Fairley was on the field there were few better players. But therein lie one of the two problems with him (the other were the ridiculous 11 penalties). He managed only 511 snaps. In some ways that makes the +19.2 grade he got all the more impressive, and acts as a nice tease for what the Lions can expect in the upcoming years. A real fine player whether he’s rushing the passer or hunting down ball carriers.
Best Performance: Week 11 versus Green Bay, +7.3
Key Stat: His 9.4 Pass Rushing Productivity rating was the second-highest score of all defensive tackles.
And Suh at #60:
https://www.profootballfocus.com/blo...2012-60-to-51/60. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Detroit Lions (Unranked)
If this list were simply on the back of the second half of the season then Suh would be going a lot higher. From Week 12 onward he was nothing short of exceptional, with a couple of breathtaking performances that very few are capable of. We’ve learned to accept his shortcomings in the run game, with his ability to get at the passer something else.
Best Performance: Week 12 versus Houston, +8.1
Key Stat: His 58 combined sacks, hits and hurries were the second-most of any defensive tackle.
https://www.profootballfocus.com/blo...2012-20-to-11/12. Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions (4th)
Despite a record-breaking season, Johnson dips compared to his 2011 ranking and isn’t even the top receiver selected. Still, he deserves credit for overcoming an unparalleled amount of attention as teams simply didn’t respect the Lions’ running game or other receiving threats. That Johnson very nearly produced the first ever 2,000-yard season from a receiver despite all that is quite noteworthy.
Best Performance: Week 9 at Jacksonville, +4.5
Key Stat: Was targeted 199 times during the regular season.
What are you guys expecting out of these 2 this season? What areas can they improve in the most?
Edit: Wanted to add. Which one do you think played better last season?
Only other Lion I expect is CJ.