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Lions notes: Jarrad Davis to play middle linebacker

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It appears the Lions’ first-round pick is going to be quarterbacking the defense for years to come.

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  • During his press conference after the first round, Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn didn’t nail down a role for rookie linebacker Jarrad Davis. “He’s a guy that we feel can play MIKE and WILL,” Quinn said. “So we’re going to put him in the mix with all the guys we have on the roster and just kind of figure out what’s the best way to use him.”

But after the draft was over, Quinn changed his tune in this interview with DetroitLions.com’s Tori Petry. “We’ll play him at middle linebacker and we hope, for many years, with him calling our defense,” Quinn said.

  • If Twitter is your thing, here are the accounts for all nine Lions draft picks:

  • There is little consensus on the Detroit Lions’ decision to select Teez Tabor in the second round. What cannot be denied, however, is how statistically successufl Tabor was at Florida:

  • Lions cornerback Quandre Diggs posted this on Instagram after the Lions drafted two cornerbacks in the draft. Note the caption:

You forgot?

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