- Tired of all the analysts hating on the Detroit Lions’ draft class? Well, here’s a bit of good news: Pro Football Focus thinks the Lions improved more than any other team in the NFC North this offseason.
- Undrafted free agent cornerback Josh Thornton signed with the Lions. He turned down an offer from the Packers after they promised to draft him and then proceeded not to.
- Former Packers tight end Tom Crabtree had the perfect reaction to Jay Cutler’s retirement:
wIsh jay cutler NoThINg buT the best IN his broadcasTing career— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) May 5, 2017
- Bucky Brooks of NFL.com thinks the Lions had the second-best draft in the division, giving them a “B” grade overall.
- Star Wars day may be over, but Lions Twitter isn’t done with it quite yet:
#RevengeOfTheFifth pic.twitter.com/VBFOUPeR6f— Detroit Lions (@Lions) May 5, 2017
- Interesting note from PFF regarding Tahir Whitehead’s move back to outside linebacker:
Lions LB Tahir Whitehead will reportedly return to OLB in 2017 after spending 2016 at ILB. pic.twitter.com/kFrOVU9YUo— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 4, 2017
- The Lions have yet to announce jersey numbers for their rookies, but tight end Michael Roberts let us know what number he’ll be wearing in 2017:
I will be keeping the number 80 in Detroit It's Still #TheM80Show— Michael Roberts (@Mikeey___) May 5, 2017