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Notes: The best, worst Lions draft classes in team history

ESPN breaks down the best and worst draft classes in team history.

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  • After declaring the Detroit Lionsbest draft class to be from 1967 (Mel Farr and Lem Barney), ESPN’s Brian Burke and Tony Moss teamed up to find each team’s worst draft class in history, based on Pro Football Focus’ Approximate Value statistic. They found that Detroit’s haul in 2005 (Mike Williams, Shaun Cody, Stanley Wilson, Dan Orlovsky, etc.) was the worst in team history.

  • Happy Birthday, Eric Ebron!

  • The Lions and three other teams combined to spend a ton of money on the offensive line this free agency:

  • Today’s Mock Draft of the Day comes from SB Nation’s Dan Kadar, who slots defensive tackle Malik McDowell and controversial running back Joe Mixon to the Lions in the first two rounds.

  • The Lions get back to work in a week, and Tahir Whitehead is pumped:

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