Archive for the ‘Detroit Lions’ Category

Lions turned down ‘solid’ trade-down offer to draft Penei Sewell

Monday, May 10th, 2021

After Day 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft, Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes admitted he was active on the phones both before and during their time on the clock with the seventh overall pick. They had, by his admission, talked about potentially trading up to take the player they would eventually grab anyways—Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell—and they talked about potentially trading down.

Chirco: Case for the Lions’ offensive line being best in NFL in 2021

Sunday, May 9th, 2021

These two moves by Detroit's front office, led by first-year general manager Brad Holmes, put the team's offensive line in a good position to succeed -- and at a high level -- in 2021. Sewell, who opted out of playing in 2020, comes into the Motor City as a potential generational talent at the tackle position. He finished as the top-graded offensive lineman in the nation and in Pro Football Focus history, with an overall mark of 95.5, during his sophomore campaign in 2019.

NFL exec: Lions drafting Penei Sewell ‘a no-brainer’ and ‘huge win’

Sunday, May 9th, 2021

The Detroit Lions drafting Penei Sewell 'a no-brainer' and 'huge win' according to an NFL executive quoted by The Athletic's Mike Sando

Roundtable: How Soon Before the Lions Make It Back to the Playoffs?

Sunday, May 9th, 2021

Adding running back Jermar Jefferson gives the Lions offense a reasonable third option behind Swift and Williams -- thus ending Johnson's tenure in Motown. There's no doubt that it's very good. He's only going to be 25 come the start of the 2021 season -- he'll be 25 on May 17.

What Lions position group are you most excited about?

Sunday, May 9th, 2021

Now that the 2021 NFL Draft has concluded, we have a pretty strong indication of what the roster is going to look like come August/September. The Lions did their best to patch up as many holes on the roster that they could left from the previous regime. The trenches on both sides of the ball got a make-over, with the first three picks in the draft dedicated to beefing the O-line and D-line up.

Do the Lions have the best OL in the NFL?

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

We haven't played any games yet in 2021, but I am inclined to really like the OL the Lions have, and believe that there is a case that they will be the best and deepest unit in the NFL. Here' a brief review of the unit and its players: LT is anchored by Taylor Decker who just missed being named to the Pro Bowl, but definitely merits that achievement. He's polished himself into an elite tackle.

Dan Campbell ‘Shocked’ Ifeatu Melifonwu Was Available in Third Round

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

He knows how to work, he’s smart, he’s competitive, he’s got some dog in him and he loves football. Then, you put that with the athletic ability, knowing this is a 41-inch vert guy and 11(-foot) broad, on top of that, he can run at over 200 pounds. Man, he’s got some speed and length and ball skills.

The Lions got faster on offense with the 2021 offseason additions

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

The Detroit Lions are now one of the fastest teams in the NFL based on 40-yard dash times

2022 NFL Mock Drafts: Detroit Lions have several quarterback options

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Lions pick (2nd overall): North Carolina QB Sam Howell As you’ll see, there is little consensus right now as to who the top quarterbacks of the 2022 class will be, but Howell makes an interesting case. Howell made a significant jump in efficiency last year, increasing his completion percentage by nearly seven percentage points (61.4 to 68.1) while also averaging nearly 2 yards more per pass attempt (8.6 vs. 10.3).

Rounding up where the early 2022 NFL mock drafts project USC’s prospects

Friday, May 7th, 2021

As we learn each year, even the mock drafts that come out the week of the draft often end up largely as guesswork, so doing a mock draft almost a year away from the 2022 NFL Draft is a total crapshoot. A bunch of way-too-early 2022 mock drafts have come out in the week following the 2021 draft, and we've rounded them up here to see where the "experts" are projecting the Trojans' next class of draft prospects.