Lions believe in Miles Killebrew as a safety

Detroit Lions safety Miles Killebrew is a "safety, first and foremost," general manager Bob Quinn considers.

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Killebrew has the size to be a linebacker (6'2", 222 pounds) and played that position in certain sub-packages last year. But ultimately the Lions believe his future is at safety. "You can call him what you want to call him," said Quinn. "He can play down near the box because of his size, but he’s a safety." The 2016 fourth-rounder could push starter Tavon Wilson for snaps at strong safety this season.

The Detroit Lions had the second-worst defense by Adjusted Defensive Passing Net Expected Points per play in 2016. They need to do something to address their issues.