- Many believe that the Detroit Lions, who currently have the 20th pick in the NFL Draft, may decide to draft a running back in the first round, like LSU’s Derrius Guice. However, our friends over at Field Gulls declared on Thursday that drafting a running back with a top-20 pick “is one of the worst decisions a team can make.” It’s a compelling argument.
- Interesting random fact: Golden Tate caught more screen passes than almost every running back in 2017. (Note: Alvin Kamara—not listed—led the league with 36):
Christian McCaffrey 28.— Cian Fahey (@Cianaf) February 23, 2018
Jarvis Landry 28.
Jerick McKinnon 24.
Le'Veon Bell 23.
Todd Gurley 24.
Tyreek Hill 21.
Gio Bernard 20.
Golden Tate 26.
James White 18.
Kareem Hunt 12.
- Lions Wire’s Erik Schlitt caps off his excellent offseason preview with the Lions’ current safety situation.
- Here’s Dan Orlovsky breaking down the top two passing plays from the Lions’ 2017 season:
WAKE-UP and watch play #2 for the @Lions and see how some hips and a teardrop go together as Stafford to Golladay is perfection @ttwentyman @kmeinke @PrideOfDetroit @NFL @CBSSports @ochocinco didn’t you say this kid would be “special”? @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/LETGzOafEA— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) February 22, 2018
WAKE UP—Play #1 is so much fun (it rhymes so you must watch). @Lions @MarvinJonesJr @PrideOfDetroit @ttwentyman @MikeOHaraNFL @CBSSports @nflnetwork @NBCSportsNet @ESPNNFL @NFLonFOX #rodgers #peyton #Lions #vikings pic.twitter.com/mt9HaKshHD— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) February 23, 2018
- NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal thinks Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler would be a great fit in Detroit. “Adding Butler to a secondary with cornerback Darius Slay and safety Glover Quin would provide an identity for a generic Lions defense,” he writes.
- The Lions had themselves a couples boat party in Cabo this week. Don’t worry, this wasn’t a Minnesota Vikings kind of boat party:
- Matt Patricia told ESPN how his old scouting trips with Bob Quinn will help them in evaluating players going forward.