When you turn on your television Monday night – – or if you are a Detroit Lions fan in attendance for the team’s Week 2 contest at Lambeau Field — who are the six Lions players to watch?
CB Ifeatu Melifonwu
The rookie corner is drawing his first career start, in place of the injured Jeff Okudah. All eyes – – including the eyes of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers — will be on Melifonwu.
Look for Rodgers to target Melifonwu early and often, to see what the rookie is made of.
It’s certainly what Detroit defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn expects to happen Monday, as well.
“‘Welcome to the NFL as a rookie corner.’ So, I would say that. It doesn’t matter who you are, when you were drafted, where you came from, I think every quarterback and every offensive coordinator is going to try a rookie DB,” Glenn told reporters this week. “But, it’s all about playing that position. I think he expects it. We expect it. He’s been having good practices. He’s had a good training camp, and I look forward to seeing the player play.”