Snap observations: Lions' Jones impressively efficient

Justin Rogers, The Detroit News

Detroit -- How efficient was Marvin Jones in the Detroit Lions' 30-14 exhibition loss to the Cincinnati Bengals? The wide receiver hauled in four passes for 65 yards while playing just 21 snaps in the contest.  

Had this been the regular season, he would have been on pace for a 200-yard performance. The Lions averaged 67 snaps on offense last year, and if they continue to push the pace like they’ve done throughout training camp, that number might even go up a little more. 

Here are some additional observations from the snap count report:

• For the second straight week, rookie guard Joe Dahl led all Lions in snaps, playing 48 total (45 on offense and three on special teams). Detroit entered the contest thin on interior linemen with veteran Geoff Schwartz nursing an unknown ailment, so Dahl was called upon to do even more. The same went for undrafted rookie Chase Farris, who matched Dahl’s playing time.  

• If it wasn’t clear already, Cole Wick is at the top of the depth chart with the healthy tight ends. He played nearly triple the snaps than the other players at the position. Perhaps the Lions just want to get an extended look before Andrew Quarless eases into more playing time next week.  

• With the offense sputtering through the middle parts of the contest, the three running backs competing for the power back job – Zach Zenner, George Winn and Stevan Ridley – didn’t get much time to showcase their abilities. The trio maxed out with Zenner’s 12 reps, while Winn worked just seven plays.

Because the third unit was able to put together a couple longer drives, undrafted rookie Dwayne Washington got some extra burn, taking 23 snaps. He did well with the opportunity, carrying the ball six times for 22 yards and a touchdown.

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• Khaseem Green led the defense in playing time, with linebackers checking in at four of the top six spots due to the absence of DeAndre Levy and Jon Bostic from the lineup.

• The Lions kept the workload light for Ziggy Ansah and Haloti Ngata. The defensive linemen combined for just 26 snaps after sitting the exhibition opener last week. 

PlayerPositionOffense%Defense%Special Teams%
Joe DahlT4562%  311%
Chase FarrisG4562%  311%
Corey RobinsonT4562%  14%
Gabe IkardC3447%  27%
Cole WickTE3244%  933%
Dan OrlovskyQB2839%    
Andre RobertsWR2738%  415%
Riley ReiffT2738%  14%
Larry WarfordG2738%  14%
Travis SwansonC2738%  14%
Laken TomlinsonG2738%  14%
Taylor DeckerT2738%  14%
Quinshad DavisWR2535%  415%
TJ JonesWR2433%  27%
Dwayne WashingtonRB2332%  933%
Jay LeeWR2332%  622%
Luke MarquardtT2332%  14%
Jake RudockQB2332%    
Cornelius LucasT2231%  27%
Theo RiddickRB2129%    
Marvin JonesWR2129%    
Golden TateWR2129%    
Matthew StaffordQB2129%    
Jeremy KerleyWR2028%  311%
Jace BillingsleyWR2028%  27%
Orson CharlesTE1926%  1141%
Adam FuehneTE1825%  311%
Matthew MulliganTE1419%    
Anquan BoldinWR1419%    
Zach ZennerRB1217%  622%
Graham GlasgowC1115%  14%
Michael BurtonFB1014%  1244%
Stevan RidleyRB912%  27%
George WinnRB710%  726%
Khaseem GreeneLB  3048%1141%
Kyle Van NoyLB  2844%415%
Rafael BushFS  2844%311%
Tahir WhiteheadLB  2844%27%
Nevin LawsonCB  2844%27%
Antwione WilliamsLB  2641%1348%
Kerry HyderDT  2641%830%
Brandon CopelandDE  2540%1659%
Tavon WilsonSS  2540%1348%
Isaiah JohnsonDB  2438%1141%
Darrin WallsCB  2438%830%
A'Shawn RobinsonDT  2438%311%
Miles KillebrewDB  2337%1452%
Chi Chi AriguzoLB  2235%622%
Rashaad ReynoldsCB  2235%519%
Adarius BarnesCB  2133%830%
Devin TaylorDE  2133%14%
Stefan CharlesDT  1930%14%
Caraun ReidDT  1829%27%
Quandre DiggsCB  1727%311%
Khyri ThorntonDT  1625%622%
Wallace GilberryDE  1625%14%
Tyrunn WalkerDT  1625%  
Gabe WrightDT  1524%27%
Darius SlayCB  1524%14%
Glover QuinFS  1524%14%
Alex CarterDB  1422%830%
Ezekiel AnsahDE  1422%  
Johnson BademosiCB  1321%830%
Haloti NgataDT  1219%  
Charles WashingtonS  1117%726%
Anthony ZettelDT  1117%519%
Keith LewisDB  1117%27%
Josh BynesLB  1117%27%
Deonte GibsonDE  1016%14%
Quanterus SmithDE  711%14%
Dominique TovellLB  58%27%
Louis PalmerDE  23%  
Devon BellK    622%
Sam MartinP    415%
Jimmy LandesLS    415%
Don MuhlbachLS    27%
Matt PraterK    27%