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Detroit Lions Analysis

Mailbag: How real is the NFL Year 2 jump?

Does the Year 2 jump in the NFL actually happen, or is that another commonly-perpetuated myth?

Open thread: Will Kerby Joseph start in 2022?

The rookie is very raw, but has a high ceiling.

Roster preview: Can Jermar Jefferson establish himself as RB3?

After D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams, the Detroit Lions running back depth roles are up for grabs with plenty of talent in competition. Can Jermar Jefferson win the RB3 role in his sophomore season?

Roster preview: Will a defensive tweak help Michael Brockers rebound?

Michael Brockers struggled in his first year with the Detroit Lions. Could a change in defensive philosophy unearth the veteran DTs potential?

Charles Harris is poised for an even better season in 2022

Given Detroit’s improved defensive front, Charles Harris has a great opportunity to prove he wasn’t just a one-year wonder.

Mailbag. Part 1: Which training camp matchup will be the most fun to watch?

Getting creative with content, training camp matchups, concerns over drafting injured players, potential worries over rookies not projected to starting roles, and Kalil Pimpleton’s chances of making the 53-man roster, all in Part 1 of this week’s mailbag.

2022 Detroit Lions roster preview: Jonah Jackson can be even better

Jonah Jackson had a breakout year in 2021, but there’s still plenty room to grow for the Detroit Lions’ third-year guard.

2022 Detroit Lions roster preview: Can Brock Wright be the team’s TE2?

Brock Wright could be Detroit’s most versatile option at tight end and may be primed for a Year 2 jump.

A closer look at Dan Campbell’s playing career

A look back at the playing career of Dan Campbell

Lions roster preview: Quintez Cephus must beat the odds... again

Cephus has been battling tough odds his entire, young career. He’ll have to do it again after the Detroit Lions invested heavily in the wide receiver room.

Roster preview: Can Godwin Igwebuike grow in Year 2 as a RB?

Already a core member of the Detroit Lions’ special teams unit, can Godwin Igwebuike take strides on offense after shifting to running back last year?

Detroit Lions 53-man roster prediction: Post-OTA/minicamp edition

Jeremy Reisman and Erik Schlitt join forces to project the Detroit Lions' 53-man roster based on what they saw at spring OTAs and minicamp.

Why we’ve only seen a fraction of what Jameson Williams is capable of

Travis Reier of BamaOnLine explains to us why Detroit Lions rookie WR Jameson Williams is capable of much more than what we saw in 2021.

Why didn’t Devin Funchess work out with the Carolina Panthers?

Funchess is now a Detroit Lion. But before we can project what he can do here, let’s figure out why the former second-round pick never earned a second contract with the Panthers.

Lions’ Brad Holmes already considered top-10 GM by NFL analyst

One prominent NFL analyst had Lions GM Brad Holmes crack his top-10 list of GMs he’d build a franchise with.

Detroit Lions minicamp observations: First-team offensive line finally together

The Lions first-team offensive line finally got some valuable team reps together during Thursday’s final minicamp practice.

Watch: Lions war room reacts to Hutchinson, Williams falling to them

The Lions’ highly-anticipated, behind-the-scenes draft video dropped this week, and it revealed a tense and emotional draft room in the first round.

Detroit Lions minicamp Day 2 observations: Another strong day from Aidan Hutchinson

Recapping the biggest notes and biggest plays from the Detroit Lions’ second minicamp practice.

Detroit Lions mandatory minicamp Day 1 observations: David Blough takes over QB2

We recap the Detroit Lions’ first day of mandatory minicamp, including a potential changing of the guard at backup quarterback.

Comparing the Lions’ 2022 and 2020 90-man rosters, Part 2: Defense, Special Teams

Going position by position through the Lions' 90-man roster the year prior to Brad Holmes taking over the general manager position and comparing it to the latest roster.

Mailbag: Breaking down Detroit Lions’ progress in 2022 OTAs vs. 2021

We discuss the biggest differences in the Detroit Lions’ OTA program from last year to this year.

Detroit Lions OTA stock report: 10 standouts from Thursday’s practice

A look at seven Detroit Lions players who are trending upward and three that have had some early struggles.

Lions Week 2 OTA observations: First-team offense steps up, defense wins the day

Breaking down the Detroit Lions’ fifth OTA session—second available to the media—of the 2022 offseason.

What Lions 2022 UDFA contract details mean for their roster chances

The Detroit Lions signed 12 UDFA contracts ranging from $5,000 to $170,000 in guaranteed money.

PFF analyst ranks Detroit Lions offensive line in NFL’s top 3

Expectations are extremely high for the Lions’ offensive line this year, as one PFF analyst believes this is a top-three unit.

Mailbag: What is Julian Okwara’s role in the new Lions defense?

What is Julian Okwara’s role? Will player roles be solidified in OTAs? Most surprising Pro Bowler? How many WRs make the 53-man roster? and more in this week’s mailbag.

Lions OTA observations: Aidan Hutchinson makes his presence known

Breaking down the Detroit Lions’ first OTA session in front of the media.

10 things to watch during 2022 Detroit Lions OTAs

A closer look at the top storylines as the Detroit Lions enter the OTA stage of the offseason.

Comparing the Lions' 2022 and 2020 90-man rosters, Part 1: Offense

Going position by position through the Lions 90-man roster the year prior to Brad Holmes taking over the general manager position and comparing it to the latest roster.

Which Lions training camp battle should be the most interesting?

When the pads come on in August, which positional battle are you looking forward to?

Full coverage, analysis of the Detroit Lions 2022 draft class

Every Pride of Detroit article from the 2022 NFL Draft.

Watch: Detroit Lions cornerback Chase Lucas’ college highlights

Check out some highlights of newest Lions cornerback Chase Lucas.

2022 Detroit Lions depth chart: Post-rookie minicamp edition

A closer look at how the Lions roster stacks up following the 2022 NFL draft.

Watch: Detroit Lions LB/EDGE James Houston’s college highlights

Check out some highlights of the newest Lions LB/EDGE James Houston.

2022 Detroit Lions rookie minicamp observations

Recapping the first 2022 Detroit Lions practice available to the media, highlighting the rookie class.

Watch: Detroit Lions linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez’s college highlights

Check out some of newest Lions linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez’s highlights from his time at Oklahoma State