MOST DISAPPOINTING PLAYER: Rick Wagner. The Lions made him the highest-paid pure right tackle in the NFL and he certainly didn't play that way. Wagner gave up a handful of sacks early in the season as he adjusted to his new surroundings, then struggled with an ankle injury in the second half of the year.
MOST SURPRISING PLAYER: Quandre Diggs. Diggs appeared to be on the outs after a disappointing and injury-shortened 2016, and the Lions spent a second-round pick on Teez Tabor and some free-agent dollars on DJ Hayden for the cornerback position. But Diggs won the nickel job in training camp, then transitioned to safety late in the season after Tavon Wilson's injury. He intercepted three passes in December and should have a new position going forward.