Even though the Lions are hoping for Van Noy to win the starting job, Rothstein believes Detroit would probably start Whitehead right now.
According to Rothstein, Caraun Reid could very well end up being the starting defensive tackle next to veteran Haloti Ngata.
Lions C Tarvis Swanson will have a great deal of expectations to win the starting center job after Detroit elected to not re-sign Dominic Raiola.
The Lions are likely to haveJeremy Ross, rookie RB Ameer Abdullah, and possibly WR Golden Tate among others competing to be the team’s kick returner.
David Newton expectsTed Ginn‘s biggest value to the Panthers in 2015 to be as a kick returner, as opposed to playing a large role as a receiver.
Newton writes that Jonathan Stewart will be the team’s starting running back with fifth-round pick Cameron Artis-Payne likely backing him up.
Beyond those two, Newton expects Fozzy Whittaker and undrafted rookie Brandon Wegher to battle it out for the No. 3 job.
This means RB Darrin Reaves could be the odd man out this summer.