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Lions notes: Is Calvin Johnson a Hall of Fame shoo-in?

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Today's Lions notes looks at whether Calvin Johnson has put together a good enough resume to be an automatic Hall of Famer.

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  • Calvin Johnson hasn't retired yet, but that hasn't stopped the buzz about his Hall of Fame chances. Here's how Johnson has stacked up against other Hall of Famers: Dave Birkett put together an entire post detailing Johnson's career in the context of different eras of football. Regardless of the stats, it's hard to imagine a solid argument to keep Johnson out of the Hall. He's been a dominant figure in the NFL for nearly a decade. Early retirement won't change that.

  • Dan Kadar of SB Nation put together a two-round mock draft, selecting DT Kenny Clark and OT Vadal Alexander for the Detroit Lions.

  • Wondering why Laken Tomlinson made Gil Brandt's All-Rookie team? This may have had something to do with it:
  • Most secondary praise has been aimed at Darius Slay and Quandre Diggs, but don't overlook Nevin Lawson's impressive season:
  • Josh Katzenstein ranked all 53-members of the Lions active roster. (WARNING: slideshow)

  • Thursday was National Hug Day. FIGHT THE TEARS, JEREMY. FIGHT THEM: