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It shouldn't be too surprising to see the Detroit Lions' best player in the secondary on this list.
Don't get me wrong, Delmas is a good football player, and Detroit should be happy to have him. He will anchor that secondary for many years to come as the emotional leader of the defense.
But I'm concerned about his style of play. Let me explain.
From a mental standpoint, this can be a make-or-break year for Delmas. He is an aggressive, hard-hitting safety, which explains his high tackle numbers.
However, his aggressiveness has led to some poor decisions.
Delmas loves to play in the box, but he is prone to react to play-action and has often been caught out of position. This doesn't always hurt him, but it does hurt the cornerback who's getting beat deep in single coverage.
As the last line of defense, Delmas cannot afford to gamble much. The Lions don't have a shutdown corner so Delmas has to help as often as possible.
Part of the reason I believe he is so aggressive is to compensate for Detroit's bad run defense, a reflection on a linebacking core that needs help.
Delmas is good at what he does, but the Lions need him to be more of a playmaker in the secondary because that is where they need the most help.