Of all the teams towards the top of the 2020 NFL draft, few will face the pressure like the Detroit Lions.
Leaders of the Lions
After many dormant years, Detroit looked for a difference maker to take over their franchise. They presumably found their man in Bob Quinn, who was hired as General Manager in 2016. Management saw a bright future in the former Patriot's Director of Pro Scouting.
But, as many fans would point out, Quinn's regime in the Motor City started out stalling.
Some blamed the coach he inherited in Jim Caldwell. But, in 2018, Quinn was able to alleviate that...
The most excitement fans see from the NFL Draft is when teams trade their picks to each other. It builds suspense on who a team will take and what they gave up for the pick. This year, teams like the Lions, Giants, Browns, and Cardinals might be thinking about a trade.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler had posted on Twitter Tuesday that at least three teams could trade down.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero also reported Wednesday that the Cardinals could trade down as well.
The Lions is not a surprise being in the market to trade down as they want to take advantage of...
The Detroit Lions draft pick could be a major pivot point for the NFL in April. After a disappointing 3-12-1 season that saw them lose their final nine games, the Lions have an opportunity to reshape their team for 2020.
Lions Draft Needs
2019 started well for Detroit since the team started 2-0-1. Their first five games were decided by a total of 11 points. But once they lost quarterback Matthew Stafford to a back injury, things went sideways. Stafford on the IR and other injuries submarined any potential playoff push.
Although the team signed Trey Flowers last season, the defensive...
Reese's Senior Bowl gives scouts for all NFL teams a chance to measure the arm length, hand size, height and weight of the athletes. You also get an early chance to see if this prospect will fit your minimum baseline measurables.
The players will be divided into two teams. These selections aren’t based on region as much as making for a competitive game. The coaches and scouts get to interview all the participating players, and give their psych evaluations which makes the combine experience go by a bit smoother.
The interview process plays a critical role in determining whether the athlete...
It’s been a two-horse race for the division title this season in the NFC North. Typically a tight, competitive division, this year two teams in the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings have dominated while the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears have underwhelmed.
The Bears have an elite defense but have been held back by restrictive quarterback play. While the Lions have a top-tier quarterback, but the overall play of the team has been lacking. And with Matt Stafford now on IR, performances have dropped off even further recently.
The Green Bay Packers look as good as ever with...