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Lions offseason questions: Under-the-radar player to watch

We've already talked about new Lions to watch like defensive lineman DJ Reader, and players with breakout potential like wide receiver Jameson Williams, but who else should we be keeping an eye on in 2024 that might not already be on the radar?

I asked the crew, and here's what they had to say:

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Tim Twentyman: Defensive back Ifeatu Melifonwu

Melifonwu was one of three defensive backs in the NFL last season to produce at least 3.0 sacks and two interceptions. The other two were Tampa Bay's Antoine Winfield Jr. and Baltimore's Kyle Hamilton. The big difference is Winfield started 17 games, Hamilton 15 and Melifonwu just six.

He was terrific when inserted into the starting lineup late in the season and in the playoffs. What could his numbers look like across an entire season if he wins a starting job out of camp?

Dannie Rogers: Wide receiver Kalif Raymond

Coming up with a Detroit Lion who's flying under the radar gets more difficult every time a massive contract extension is signed. Lions fans know him, but the rest of the NFL is still getting to know wide receiver and punt returner Kalif Raymond.

Raymond's teammates, namely quarterback Jared Goff, spoke so highly of the eight-year veteran during OTAS saying that sometimes Raymond and his contributions can be forgotten. Raymond is a reliable weapon in the Lions' explosive offense and is on the cusp of becoming a well-known specialist in the league.

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Editor's Pick: Cornerback Emmanuel Moseley

The Lions used every tool in their toolbox to revamp the secondary this offseason - trade, free agency, high draft picks - which rightfully captured a lot of the headlines, but they could have another potential contributor flying under the radar on the roster in Moseley.

He's had bad luck with injuries and it was tough to see him suffer another devastating one in his Lions' debut last year. So maybe this is my 'player I'd most like to see succeed' answer, but I believe if he can get back healthy this year he can help the Lions' defense.