Posts Tagged ‘Detroit Lions’

Watch: Detroit Lions DT Levi Onwuzurike’s college highlights, draft interviews

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

The Detroit Lions were surprised when Washington defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike wasn’t selected in the first round, and when he still on the board at pick No. they didn’t waste any time making him their selection. He’s been one of my favorite players in the Draft,” Lions general manager Brad Holmes said of Onwuzurike.

2021 Detroit Lions Re-Draft

Monday, May 10th, 2021

But, if I was responsible for turning in the card, Williams would have just slightly edged out McNeill for me. Cox was a fan favorite for many. For such a long time, the Lions have had their fare share of struggles guarding the pass with their linebackers.

Jermar Jefferson: If Lions’ Offense Is Backed Up, ‘I Can Take It 90’

Monday, May 10th, 2021

New Detroit Lions running back Jermar Jefferson is confident in his abilities. Speaking after being drafted by the Lions in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Jefferson explained that he felt he was a balanced running back who could also be explosive when needed. I feel like I’m more of a balanced back," Jefferson said.

Lions fans among NFL’s most confident in direction of their team

Monday, May 10th, 2021

There is nothing in the world like a Detroit Lions fan after the NFL Draft. If you could bottle that optimism and fuel a car with it, it could solve the gas crisis on this planet. Throw in the optimism that a new general manager, new head coach, and a new quarterback bring to a hungry fanbase, and there will be more than enough Kool-Aid flowing in Detroit to subsist us until September football.

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.