The Detroit Lions had been in a position to pull-out a 31-26 victory more than the Giants on Sunday. But the price tag could possibly be higher soon after losing one more beginning security.
The Detroit Lions created some noise this previous week though preparing to take on the New York Giants Sunday. The Lions traded away promising security and group captain Quandre Diggs to the Seattle Seahawks along with a 2021 seventh-round choice for a fifth-round choose in 2020.
The shocking move sent the Lions beginning security to Seattle and left the Motor City with questionable depth moving forward. Regrettably for Detroit, that depth would be straight away tested against the G-Males. Despite the fact that the Lions would come out victorious, 31-26, in the pivotal Week Eight contest, Detroit would not emerge unscathed.
Throughout the game, beginning security Tracy Walker suffered a knee injury in the third quarter and did not return. If Walker is forced to miss any substantial time due to the injury, it would be a substantial blow to Detroit’s secondary.
Walker led the Lions’ in total tackles with 50 coming into Sunday’s matchup versus the Giants. And his 43 solo tackles had been tied for the fourth-highest in the league going into the weekend. Against New York, Walker would nonetheless record six solo tackles and a pass defend.
A third-round choice in the 2018 NFL Draft, Walker has blossomed into a budding defensive superstar in his second season in Detroit. Hugely-rated in spite of his restricted snaps as a rookie, the 24-year old assumed the complete-time beginning gig soon after the Lions opted to element approaches with veteran Glover Quin in the offseason. And he’s been a stalwart for this defense from the jump.
With out Tracy Walker, the Detroit Lions will rely on safeties Tavon Wilson, Will Harris, C.J. Moore, and Miles Killebrew to replace his production. Cornerback Mike Ford could possibly also be shifted more than to security if required. But the reality the Lions just traded Quandre Diggs for subsequent to nothing at all only to have Walker endure an injury afterward just highlights the questionable nature of the trade itself.