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Lions notes: Detroit had 12th-most rookies snaps in 2017

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The Lions got a fair amount of production from their rookies last year.

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  • The Detroit Lions got an above-average amount of contributions from their 2017 draft class. According to Pro Football Focus, Lions rookies attributed for 2,660 snaps, good for 12th-most in the NFL:

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