The Detroit Lions have finally begun offseason OTAs, and while it's not exactly training camp, we are slowly approaching those long-awaited words: "back to football."
Unfortunately, we don't have a sense of what the depth chart looks like, nor do we have the answers to any of the big burning questions from this offseason, and we won't for a while. Training camp is where this stuff all gets sorted out, and OTAs are more of a time for the coaches to make sure that everyone is still in shape so they can start re-installing the playbook.
But when there is nothing else happening in the NFL world, anything we can get from any degree of workout will have to suffice. We can take some initial hints from OTAs and make an attempt to extrapolate from that, but anything we observe at this point has to be taken with a spoonful of salt—not a grain.
So with the caution that what we observe now may have little to no bearing on what we see from this team three months from now, here are some particular things to note, starting with one major spoiler: Jahvid Best wasn't there.