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Lions notes: John Clayton ranks Detroit Lions draft class as top five

ESPN analyst John Clayton loved what the Lions did in the 2016 NFL Draft.

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  • ESPN analyst John Clayton ranked the Detroit Lions 2016 draft class as the fifth-best in the league. He specifically pointed to the four linemen picked in the draft, saying, "Those four big bodies make the Lions bigger and tougher along the line of scrimmage."

  • Matthew Stafford believes TJ Jones is the best offensive candidate to break out in 2016. 

  • In Geoff Schwartz's latest episode of his "Block 'Em Up" podcast, he talks about his reaction to the Lions drafting three offensive linemen. 

  • The Lions added another scout to the team on Wednesday:
  • The Lions' Super Bowl odds went from 50:1 to 66:1 after the draft. They are now the tied for the fifth-longest odds to win a championship next season. 

  • Fox 2 Detroit interviewed Jake Rudock and Graham Glasgow on the experience of being drafted together to the Lions and their time with the Wolverines: 

  • Sadly, former Lions wide receiver Brett Perriman collapsed on Tuesday and is now reportedly on life support, fighting for his life. We wish Perriman a quick recovery.