The Detroit Lions have done a superb job of accumulating talent recently, so much so that they have some backups who would start for other teams. General manager Martin Mayhew has done an excellent job of turning this team around. The Lions are no longer a guaranteed win on the schedule, as they are dangerous, and they have the talent to compete with any team in the NFL.
Danny Tuccitto and Rivers McCown of Espn.com put a list together of the teams in the NFL with the most talent under the age of 25, and the Lions were second overall.
It is not a rarity for an NFL team to have players who would start for other teams. Most teams can boast that a few of their depth players could start in other cities. This has not been something that the Lions have been able to do, until now.
Mayhew took over the Lions in 2008, and the roster was simply awful. The Lions roster was so devoid of NFL talent that it is amazing to look back on it. Mayhew has done such a marvelous job that there are a few players on the current roster who should start for other teams in the NFL.