The Detroit Lions have gone into protective mode. On Thursday, the team had their final OTA practice of the week, and seeing as it was closed from the media, we were again left to digest the session just from a photo gallery and highlights.
However, unlike Day 1 of OTAs, the Lions didn’t divulge much information from those sources. There were no photos or video of the offensive or defensive lines, meaning we have no idea if Frank Ragnow still took reps at center on Thursday or what the defensive lineup may look like right now.
But the Lions did provide one awesome moment from the practice session, and it came from their highlights at the 35-second mark:.
That’s Lions second-round pick Jahlani Tavai picking off Tom Savage, by leaping in front of a pass intended for first-round pick T.J. Hockenson. Let’s take another look:
A look at Jahlani Tavai's INT in practice today pic.twitter.com/XTxbVcX586— Alex Reno (@alex_reno) May 24, 2019
While Savage made it fairly easy for Tavai, that’s still a pretty darn good play from the rookie. He’s reading the eyes of the quarterback, he gets a fair amount of air and secures the catch after a quick bobble.
The only other real notable highlight was at the end of the video. The Lions have Jarrad Davis receiving a punt, and the third-year linebacker snags it as the rest of the team goes wild.