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Notes: Lions plummet 10 spots in CBS’ power rankings

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The the disrespect... begin.

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  • We already knew that most national analysts weren’t very impressed by the Detroit Lions’ draft haul this year, but no one is more down on the Lions than CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco. In his post-draft power rankings, he dropped the Lions 10 spots to 24, citing their lack of pass rush as the primary reason for the fall.

  • New Lions tight end Michael Roberts sounds ready and motivated to forge out a long career in Detroit:

  • NFL Network has started to release their Top 100 players of 2017, as voted by the players. No Lions players were named between 100-81, but former cornerback Ike Taylor is making his own list and slotted Darius Slay at No. 92.

  • Former Lions running back (briefly) Justin Forsett announced his retirement on Wednesday morning: