The Lions needs a difference-maker in their front seven. Trey Flowers and Jamie Collins are not long-term building blocks. Anderson could be a tone setter and form a formidable trio with Romeo Okwara and Levi Onwuzurike.
In 2020 as a part-time designated pass rusher, Anderson was tremendous at putting heat on the quarterback, totaling 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a pass batted. He only recorded 14 tackles for the season, however, because Azeez Ojulari played over him on run downs.
As a pass rusher, Anderson is tremendous and produces quarterback pressure at an insane rate. He is a bolt of lightning off the ball with an amazing first-step. Off the snap, it looks Anderson is shot out of cannon given how he explodes upfield with shocking speed. On top of being very fast, Anderson has an uncanny ability to bend his long frame. The 6-foot-4, 226-pounder needs to get stronger and improve his run defense for the NFL, but he looks like he has the potential to be a lethal pass rusher who produces some big sack totals and makes a lot of game-changing plays to limit passing attacks.
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