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Lions notes: Detroit has drafted fifth-most Hall of Famers in NFL history

Detroit’s drafting history may be better than you think.

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  • Over the past 20 or 30 years, the Detroit Lions have become notorious for drafting poorly, but it didn’t always used to be that way. The Lions have actually drafted more Hall of Fame players than most:

  • We will see some familiar faces announcing the Lions’ draft picks on Day 2:

  • Today’s Mock Draft of the Day comes from, who split picks between Chris Burke and Emily Kaplan. In this mock the Lions traded down four spots to pick up T.J. Watt and an extra draft pick.

  • This does not bode well for Teddy Bridgewater’s future with the Vikings: