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Jalen Reeves-Maybin receives high praise: “He just keeps getting better”

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At the start of this off-season, it felt like Jalen Reeves-Maybin was firmly on the Detroit Lions roster. Then came the training camp and the preseason.

The Lions allowed Reeves-Maybin to play to his usual strengths in special teams, while letting him go a little more at the linebacker. As the season progressed, it became clear that Jamie Collins couldn’t make it and the team needed a position change.

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Reeves-Maybin has seen more playtime at Linebacker and has impressed in a big way. In the last three weeks he has collected a total of 7 tackles and one fumble recovery. This has earned him the trust and respect of his coaching staff on the field.

Speaking to the media on Monday October 11th, Dan Campbell was asked which player has impressed him the most so far this season in terms of his improvement. The coach didn’t hesitate to cite Reeves-Maybin as his answer.

“Reeves-Maybin is likely one of the first to get noticed,” Campbell told the media. “He played so many special teams and (was) only a limited linebacker. He’s got better and better over the past three weeks. He did plays and was productive for us. He would be one of the first people that comes to mind when you ask about it. “

It has flourished since Reeves-Maybin took on an expanded role. As he continues to improve and see more time, the expectation could be that he will grow even more for Detroit’s defense.

The piece Reeves-Maybin made about Alexander Mattison was arguably his greatest as a member of the Lions. With the team executing the ball in third place, Reeves-Maybin flew into the picture and made a tackle, stripping the ball out of nowhere. It was a quality recognition and chase by the linebacker, and it’s safe to say that the move almost changed the game for the Lions.

Here’s a look at the piece:

As the linebacker said in an interview with the media posted on DetroitLions.com on Monday, October 11th, his goal of making big games on the ball comes from seeing others do the same and them wanting to emulate.

“The real thing is watching other players in the league looking for the ball and really coming up with ideas or playing big games,” said Reeves-Maybin. “That’s what I’m trying to do. I try to be a turning point and make a big game for the team when we need it. “

The more he sees the field, the more chances Reeves-Maybin could have of showing that he is a legitimate talent who plays a starting role with the linebacker. It is possible that more big games like this one will emerge in due course.

After Reeves-Mabyin was selected in the fourth round of the Lions in the 2017 NFL Draft, he hasn’t played a huge role on the team in recent seasons. He didn’t start right away, nor did he set any major role in the team’s defense. When Reeves-Maybin has played, he’s been able to put up huge numbers during his career with just 90 tackles and 0.5 sacks. If these new staff give Reeves-Maybin a bigger role, the chances are he’ll end up in charge of more production and that could be the simple hope for the team, with all of this in mind.

Here’s a look at some of his highlights from college:

In Tennessee, Reeves-Maybin has been a prolific player as he completed 240 tackles, 8 sacks, and 1 interception during his career. So far, this hasn’t statistically carried over to the NFL, but the Lions are giving Reeves-Maybin a chance to show he’s ready for a new role.

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In Tennessee, Reeves-Maybin has been a prolific player as he completed 240 tackles, 8 sacks, and 1 interception during his career. So far, this hasn’t statistically carried over to the NFL, but the Lions are giving Reeves-Maybin a chance to show he’s ready for a new role.

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