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Lions notes: Grading the first week of free agency

Today's notes looks at the national perception of the Lions' first week of free agency.

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  • Both ESPN and CBS Sports gave the Detroit Lions a B for their moves in the first week of free agency. Sounds about right. 

  • Marvin Jones' former teammate Darqueze Dennard had a lot of nice things to say about the Lions' new wide receiver. He called Jones a "a really good dude and a great person and a good football player."

  • Even though Detroit has already signed (or re-signed) three defensive tackles this offseason, the Lions are still seeking potential options in the NFL draft:
  • Wednesday was Michigan State's pro day. The Lions were in attendance and set up three private workouts, including one with top offensive tackle prospect Jack Conklin. 

  • Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press has a nice run down of all the pro days the Lions have attended thus far. 

  • Even though the Lions have 10 picks in the upcoming draft, they only have the 15th-most draft capital. Draft capital is a figure based on the value of each pick in the draft. 

  • The New England Patriots made another big trade on Wednesday. This time, it involved the Lions' rival: the Chicago Bears:

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