Sewell is literally the best OLineman in the league and has a chance to be one of the best ever. Thats not even hyperbole. I’d argue he is one of the ten best players in the league if you take out the weighted value of a QB.
After him it is probably Ragnow, St Brown, Hutch, LaPorta, and Goff.
Goff is and always will be the most valuable though.
After this next season, I expect Gibby to be somewhere between & possibly above Ra & LaPorta. Gibby is a different animal, despite how much ppl do/don’t value RB. Gibby is still tip of the iceberg.
I like Ra better than Laporta today, but LaPorta is still waiting for pubes to come in. I like Ra’s energy more, but it is tough to argue with LaPorta’s production & reliability too…especially for a rook.
I agree w everyone else, sewell set the tone. HE IS EVERYTHING. When it is all said and done I believe he may be the biggest Lion EVER…im completly sober and medicated properly
I remember reading a Sports Illustrated the magazine article on Sewell after his freshman year at Oregon and how they were talking about just how good he was and destined to be a 1OA. I remember thinking “damn, i would LOVE this guy in Detroit, too bad we will never get a shot at him”
To me, INCLUDING Sewell, I pick Ragnow. Over Sewell. I think Frank is the best center in the game. That is more important as a QB can step into a pocket AND we can run up the guy. Top center in the game.
From there I take Sewell. Top tackle in the game.
Then Amon Ra. Consistency and production.
4th is Hutch. Like Amon Ra. Consistency and production.
5th is LaPorta. Top 3 TE right now. Scary good.
6th is Taylor Decker. Mr. Consistent. A great team leader.
7th is Montgomery for my $. Always falls forward. Can block AND catch.
8th is Gibbs. Lightening.
9th is Brian Branch.
10th is Alim McNeil. Steady. Improving EVERY season. Becoming scary too.
I left Goff off but Goff is likely the 4th best Lion on the roster but he plays the most important position. Ragnow and Sewell are the best at their positions. Amon Ra is a top 5 WR to me.
I place Goff at 5th-8th best QB in the league right now. Therefore the 4th best Lions player. I bump everyone down one notch to include Goff with Alim being the 11th best.
Honorable mention: Anzalone. Damn was he good in 2023.