- ESPN teamed up with Football Outsiders to list their top 25 breakout prospects (ESPN Insider required). Prospects had to be under 26-year-old and drafted in the third round or later (among other requirements). Detroit Lions cornerback Quandre Diggs landed at No. 14 on the list. Here's what they had to say about him:
Diggs had a 56 percent success rate on 38 targets last season, and allowed just 8.5 yards per pass. While his size (5-foot-9, 197 pounds) and arm length (29 5/8 inches) are sure signs that most teams would never put him outside, ace slot cornerbacks are pretty valuable in today's NFL. But in the 10 years we've been doing this, we have seen our share of one-year-wonder slot cornerbacks, so we resisted putting Diggs inside the top 10.
- Former Lions quarterback and current Dallas Cowboys backup Kellen Moore suffered a broken ankle at training camp Tuesday night. His season is likely over:
BREAKING: Tony Romo's backup Kellen Moore leaves the field injured at #CowboysCamp @NBCDFWSports @NBCSportsRadio pic.twitter.com/MWyrptT1RD— Newy Scruggs (@newyscruggs) August 3, 2016
- Another day, another power ranking. This time Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke took his best stab at it, landing the Lions at No. 22. Detroit was listed below every team in the NFC North, including the Chicago Bears (No. 16).
- Our friends at Hogs Haven did a nice profile on A'Shawn Robinson. The Lions face Washington in Week 7.
- I... uh... but didn't you...? Hmmm:
Among 4-3 DEs, #Lions' Ezekiel Ansah had the best Pass Rush Productivity grade in the NFC last year. pic.twitter.com/AnAgd30jdN— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) August 2, 2016
- Pro Football Focus also had some nice things to say about Darius Slay. It is not opposite day.
- The NFL has come to an agreement with social media platform Snapchat to create a "Snapchat Story" for every single regular season game this year.