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SideLion Report

Detroit Lions headlines: First round running back or pass rusher?

What are the chances the Detroit Lions draft a running back in the first round? We’ll explore all angles of that question in today’s headlines. Less than a week out before the start of the 2018 NFL Draft, the biggest question heading into the event for the Detroit Lions is which prospect will be their […] Detroit Lions headlines: First round running back or pass rusher? - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions' 2018 NFL draft fits: 5 players to watch at No. 20

The Detroit Lions have needs to fill in the 2018 NFL draft. Here are five players who would do just that.        

SideLion Report

Detroit Lions: Bob Quinn hints he’s not drafting a first round running back

Is the fact Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn omitted the first round as a possible landing spot for a running back meaningful or simply a smokescreen? When it comes to first round running backs, the upcoming NFL draft is pretty clear. There is Penn State’s Saquon Barkley … and then there’s the rest. And […] Detroit Lions: Bob Quinn hints he’s not drafting a first round running back - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Detroit Free Press

2018 NFL draft: Why I gave Taven Bryan to Detroit Lions in mock 3.0

Taven Bryan has drawn comparisons to J.J. Watt, and may be on the Detroit Lions short list of players to pick at No. 20        

Detroit Free Press

In deep RB draft, Detroit Lions' best bet might be waiting

Saquon Barkley is a generational prospect, but the depth of this years RB class means starters might trickle down to Day 3.        

Detroit Free Press

NFL draft preview: Run stoppers aplenty, not much pass rush on DL

The Lions need help at both defensive end and defensive tackle, but there arent a lot of great options on the edge.        

ClutchPoints

Lions GM Bob Quinn open to trading down in draft

With just a few days left ahead of the NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions are open to making some deals. Lions general manager Bob Quinn has publicly announced that the team is interested in trading down in order to acquire more picks later in the draft. “I think we’re going to kind of take it […] The post Lions GM Bob Quinn open to trading down in draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pride Of Detroit

Lions GM Bob Quinn continues to suggest he wants to trade down

It sure sounds like the Lions want to trade down in next week’s draft. At the owners meeting last month, Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn suggested that he may want to trade down in next week’s NFL Draft. He said he’s “absolutely” interested in gaining more picks. The Lions currently only have six picks, which would be their fewest amount of picks in a draft since 2011, when the Lions only made five selections. Quinn addressed the media again on Thursday, and he continues to suggest that he’d like to trade down and garner more picks. “I’m always in the business of...

SideLion Report

Detroit Lions draft: Offensive line options beyond the first round

The Detroit Lions were last in rushing in 2017. The draft is near, though. After round one, what tackle or guard can solidify the offensive line? Let’s discuss it. Detroit Lions fans, the draft is almost upon us. Last week, I urged readers to consider the benefits of drafting a tackle-guard in round one. This […] Detroit Lions draft: Offensive line options beyond the first round - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Detroit Sports Nation

Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn ready to trade down in the NFL Draft

We are less than a week away from the NFL draft and Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn sounds like he is ready to trade down and add more picks. Embed from The Lions currently sit with the least amount of picks in the draft, with six, and Quinn let the Detroit Free Press […]

Pride Of Detroit

PFF’s 7-round mock is a dream scenario for the Lions... but a fantasy

This is one of the most optimistic mock drafts you’ll ever see for the Lions. Pro Football Focus seems to pride itself on being different. Their opinions are often tied to their own signature stats, and that tends to make them the maverick of NFL analysis. That is extra true for their draft coverage. They consistently have dissenting opinions of some of the bigger NFL Draft prospects. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that. In fact, it’s probably good for the draft community, which tends to be a bit of a hivemind at times. However, when they create a seven-round mock draft based...

Detroit Free Press

NFL draft preview: Lions must find future starter in deep RB class

The Lions signed LeGarrette Blount to a one-year deal in free agency, but are still expected to take a RB in next weeks draft.        

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions 2018 NFL draft scenarios: What's your favorite?

Detroit Lions cant fill all their needs in 2018 NFL draft, but here are three ways they can address their most pressing concerns        

Pride Of Detroit

Notes: Detroit Lions not targeting a RB in the first round?

Bob Quinn doesn’t seem to eager to draft a running back. File this under: COULD VERY WELL BE A SMOKESCREEN, but Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn made it sound like he’s in no hurry to grab a running back in next week’s draft. Here’s what Quinn said during his Thursday press conference: “I think we have enough running backs to be competitive. Now, is that saying I’m not going to take one? I don’t know, tell me who’s going to be on the board in the second, third, fourth round. I mean, I don’t know.” He not-so-subtly left out the first round there. Hmmmmmm. Kent...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions need to land star in 2018 NFL draft. Good not good enough

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn has upped the talent level in Allen Park with a bevy of solid moves. Solid isnt good enough moving forward.        

Daily Norseman

2018 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft: Tennessee Titans, Pick #25

Into the final quarter of Round 1 we go We continue on in our 2018 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, as we’re now into the final quarter of Round 1. Let’s review how the last five picks have gone. 20. Detroit Lions - Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan 21. Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo Bills) - Connor Williams, OT, Texas 22. Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City Chiefs) - Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State 23. New England Patriots (from Los Angeles Rams) - Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado 24. Carolina Panthers - Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa Now, we’re on to teams that lost in the divisional round of...

Detroit Free Press

NFL draft: Detroit Lions GM won't eliminate any position from list

With just six picks in the NFL draft, the Detroit Lions are open to trading down in the first round        

SideLion Report

Detroit Lions should trade back in the first round

Possessing only six selections in next week’s NFL draft, the Detroit Lions should strongly consider trading back in the first round to acquire more picks. With the NFL draft now only a week away, speculation is at an all-time high. And after months of scouting, debating and mock drafts galore, we are no closer to […] Detroit Lions should trade back in the first round - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

SideLion Report

Detroit Lions: Debunking the running back myth

The Detroit Lions are seeking the right pieces to end their ground game ineptitude, But how really important is a spectacular running game? One week from today the Detroit Lions will make their first selection in the 2018 NFL Draft and we will see if general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia value […] Detroit Lions: Debunking the running back myth - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Pride Of Detroit

POLL: Who should the Lions take in the 2nd round of our POD mock?

The Lions are back on the clock. What would you do? The Pride of Detroit Community Mock draft has reached the Detroit Lions yet again. In the first round of the mock, Alex Reno chose Florida defensive tackle Taven Bryan with the 20th overall pick. Now it’s time for him to make his second round selection. Will get shore of the offensive line, add an offensive skill player or stay on the defensive side of the ball? Here’s a look at how the board has fallen for the first 50 picks of the draft: 1: Cleveland Browns Sam Darnold, QB, USC2: New York Giants Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State3. New...

ClutchPoints

Lions RB LeGarrette Blount signing ‘could impact’ Detroit’s draft plans

One of the biggest areas of weakness the Detriot Lions have had over the last several years has been the lack of a true running game. It was an area that the team made an emphasis to address over the offseason with the addition of veteran running back LeGarrette Blount on a one-year, $2 million […] The post Lions RB LeGarrette Blount signing ‘could impact’ Detroit’s draft plans appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Detroit Free Press

NFL draft: Detroit Lions' Bob Quinn considering trading for more picks

The Detroit Lions have only six picks in the NFL draft. General manager Bob Quinn would like to trade down to acquire more picks.        

SideLion Report

Detroit Lions headlines: Cornerback signed; Drafting guard early

The Detroit Lions added some depth to their defensive secondary. We’ll cover that news and more in today’s edition of headlines. Just when you thought the Detroit Lions were done in free agency, a week out from the NFL draft, they sign a player to add some depth to their defensive secondary. We’ll cover that […] Detroit Lions headlines: Cornerback signed; Drafting guard early - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Detroit Free Press

NFL draft preview: How high will Detroit Lions take a wide receiver or tight end?

This is the second in a seven-part series previewing different positions in the 2018 NFL draft.        

Big Cat Country

2018 BCC mock draft: Vote on the Bengals pick at No. 21

We’re 8 days out from the 2018 NFL Draft. Every day between now and then we’ll be predicting a different team’s draft pick until we get to the Jacksonville Jaguars! We’re 8 days out from the 2018 NFL Draft. Every day between now and then we’ll be predicting a different team’s draft pick until we get to the Jacksonville Jaguars! The No. 21 overall pick is in and with 673 total votes cast, the Detroit Lions take defensive end Marcus Davenport. 2018 BCC mock draft results No. 1: Cleveland Browns — QB Sam Darnold No. 2: New York Giants — RB Saquon Barkley No. 3: New York Jets...

Pride Of Detroit

2018 NFL 2-round Community Mock Draft: Picks 33-50

A look at the first half of picks in the Pride of Detroit Community Mock draft’s second round. The first round of the Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft has expired, and all 32 picks are in. To see how the first round played out, check out our Mock Draft Tracker. We now turn our focus to the second round in the draft. While we don’t have the time nor the patience to go through each pick individually, we are going to list all of the picks made before the Detroit Lions are on the clock with the 51st overall pick. Later in the day, we’ll post a poll offering several potential...

blog.mlive.com

Here's what Bob Quinn is looking for in a first-round pick for the Lions

Taylor Decker and Jarrad Davis fit a certain box that Quinn likes in first-rounders. Who fits the description in this year's draft class?

Daily Norseman

2018 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft: Carolina Panthers, Pick #24

A playoff team from last year with a surprisingly high number of questions to answer We continue motoring along in the 2018 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, as we’ve reached the three-quarter pole of the first round. Let’s run back through how the past five picks have gone. 19. Dallas Cowboys - Courtland Sutton, WR, Southern Methodist 20. Detroit Lions - Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan 21. Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo Bills) - Connor Williams, OL, Texas 22. Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City Chiefs) - Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State 23. New England Patriots (from Los Angeles...