NFL Rumor Central: Lions have 'very competitive situation' at safety

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The Detroit Lions added a pair of safeties in free agency this offseason, but they are far from finished at the position. Per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, general manager Bob Quinn expects Rafael Bush and Tavon Wilson to compete for the starting spot opposite Glover Quin along with "anybody else we may add between now and the regular season."

"Anybody else" seems likely to include a selection from the upcoming draft. As Birkett noted, Detroit has held workouts for Maryland’s Sean Davis and Clemson’s Jayron Kearse and will be hosting USC's Su’a Cravens later this month. Of those three players, Cravens is the most-highly touted, grading out as the No. 4 safety on Todd McShay's prospect position ratings.

Bush has the most experience of Detroit's potential starters, but he is coming off of a pair of injury-riddled seasons, playing in just one game in 2015 for the New Orleans Saints. Wilson was a second-round selection for the New England Patriots in 2012, but struggled to earn playing time in his four seasons with the team. Birkett believes Bush is the presumptive favorite to win the starting job for now, but that could certainly change if Detroit decides to spend an early round selection at the position. ESPN's Michael Rothstein listed safety as a somewhat necessary draft need and wouldn't be surprised if Detroit used a Day 2 selection on it.