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Quarterback James Franklin, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor and quarterback Kellen Moore
Proctor could have fallen on the "Camp Body" slide, but he has a better chance of making the roster than the players mentioned there. However, he will need an overpowering preseason to prove he belongs over once-again Lion Andre Fluellen and fifth-round pick Caraun Reid.
Now for the fun part—the Lions aren't carrying three quarterbacks into the regular season unless Dan Orlovsky is at the bottom of the depth chart. And he won't be supplanted by Moore or Franklin.
Moore isn't Peyton Manning. He can't overcome a noodle arm and isn't going to regain any zip like last year's MVP because he didn't have any to start with. Considering the coaching staff that groomed him thus far has scattered throughout the league, it's hard to see why the Lions would continue to use a roster spot on someone else's project.
Additionally, Franklin's versatility isn't going to get him through to the next round of cuts either. His lack of polish is so telling, it led to this quote from MLive's Justin Rogers:
We mentioned him earlier this week, but backup safety DeJon Gomes came up with another interception, stepping in front of a James Franklin pass intended for Brandon Pettigrew. While you have to downgrade the play because of who was throwing the ball, there's no question Gomes is off to a strong start in camp.
That's probably the most "positive" account I've seen about Franklin's play. The Lions have one third quarterback on the roster. He just isn't occupying the position.
Brandon Alisoglu is a Detroit Lions Featured Columnist who has written about the Lions on multiple sites. He also co-hosts a Lions-centric podcast, Lions Central Radio. Yell at him on Twitter about how wrong he is @BrandonAlisoglu.