Snap observations: Lions take long look at rookies in opener

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
Lions safeties Miles Killebrew and Isaiah Johnson bring down Steelers running back Daryl Richardson in the third quarter.

Pittsburgh -- The Detroit Lions used the preseason-opening victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers to get an extended look at the team's draft class, particularly the mid-round selections.

No one played more snaps for the Lions in the 30-17 win than offensive lineman Joe Dahl, who worked 55 of the team's 77 offensive reps. On the defensive side of the ball, fourth- and fifth-round selections Miles Killebrew and Antwione Williams led the charge.

The Lions were less aggressive with their early-round choices. Offensive tackle Taylor Decker, Detroit's first-rounder, recorded 23 snaps, while second-round defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson worked 18.

Here are some additional observations from the snap count report.

• Veteran wide receivers Andre Roberts and Jeremy Kerley got extended looks, playing 33 and 27 snaps, respectively.

• Zach Zenner, George Winn and Stevan Ridley had similar workloads in the game, but Zenner and Winn played earlier. The third running back job remains wide open.

• The Lions took it easy with their top defensive starters, holding Ezekiel Ansah and Darius Slay from the contest and playing Tyrunn Walker and Glover Quin just four snaps each.

• Don Muhlbach and Jimmy Landes continue to share the long snapper role evenly. The rookie was on the field for five reps, the veteran four.

PlayersPositionOffense%Defense%Special Teams%
Joe DahlT5571%  723%
Michael OlaT3647%  413%
Dan OrlovskyQB3545%    
Andre RobertsWR3343%  413%
Orson CharlesTE3242%  1033%
Quinshad DavisWR3039%  517%
Cole WickTE2938%  1137%
Cornelius LucasT2938%  517%
Geoff SchwartzG2938%  310%
Luke MarquardtT2836%  620%
Graham GlasgowC2836%  310%
Gabe IkardC2735%  310%
Jeremy KerleyWR2735%  310%
Chase FarrisG2735%  27%
Jake RudockQB2735%    
Corey RobinsonT2634%  27%
TJ JonesWR2532%    
Taylor DeckerT2330%    
Zach ZennerRB2229%  827%
Jay LeeWR2229%  517%
Laken TomlinsonG2127%    
Travis SwansonC2127%    
Larry WarfordG2127%    
Jace BillingsleyWR2026%  413%
George WinnRB1925%  620%
Stevan RidleyRB1722%  27%
Alex ChisumWR1621%    
Adam FuehneTE1519%  1137%
Marvin JonesWR1519%    
Theo RiddickRB1418%    
Matthew StaffordQB1418%    
Riley ReiffT1418%    
Golden TateWR1418%    
Anquan BoldinWR1114%    
Matthew MulliganTE1013%  27%
Dwayne WashingtonRB56%  723%
Michael BurtonFB56%  723%
Ben McCordTE45%  310%
Antwione WilliamsLB  3461%1137%
Miles KillebrewDB  2952%1033%
Isaiah JohnsonDB  2748%827%
Alex CarterDB  2545%930%
Crezdon ButlerCB  2545%827%
Gabe WrightDT  2545%310%
Johnson BademosiCB  2341%1137%
Brandon CopelandDE  2341%1033%
Kerry HyderDT  2341%723%
Khaseem GreeneLB  2239%827%
Chi Chi AriguzoLB  2036%413%
Khyri ThorntonDT  2036%13%
Stefan CharlesDT  1832%27%
A'Shawn RobinsonDT  1832%13%
Darrin WallsCB  1730%620%
Kyle Van NoyLB  1629%1033%
Anthony ZettelDT  1629%517%
Charles WashingtonS  1527%1137%
Rashaad ReynoldsCB  1527%13%
Adairius BarnesCB  1425%1137%
Wallace GilberryDE  1425%27%
Deonte GibsonDE  1425%  
Tavon WilsonSS  1323%827%
Josh BynesLB  1323%27%
Zaviar GoodenLB  1221%1137%
Keith LewisDB  1221%620%
Rafael BushFS  1221%  
Don CareySS  1120%413%
Quandre DiggsCB  1120%413%
Louis PalmerDE  1120%  
Quanterus SmithDE  1120%  
Tahir WhiteheadLB  1018%13%
Nevin LawsonCB  1018%  
Devin TaylorDE  814%  
Tyrunn WalkerDT  47%  
Glover QuinFS  47%  
Devon BellK    1137%
Sam MartinP    620%
Jimmy LandesLS    517%
Don MuhlbachLS    413%
Matt PraterK    310%