Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images We chat with our friend Brett Whitefield to break down the offensive prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft. This week, we kicked of our 2021 NFL Draft preview series with the first of two draft experts. We got our old friend Brett Whitefield—formerly of PFF, now the director of football operations and analytics with FTN Network—to help … [Read more...] about Breaking down 2021 NFL Draft class: Offense (with Brett Whitefield)
Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images You love to see it! Detroit Lions 2020 first-round pick CB Jeff Okudah had a challenging rookie season, as most first-year defensive backs do, but his work ethic has never been questioned. “Just seeing that, (it) just instilled a work ethic just knowing that you get out what you put into things,” Okudah said of his late mother’s drive … [Read more...] about Look: Lions CB Jeff Okudah and WR Breshad Perriman working out together
Photo by Daniel Dunn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images With the 41st pick in the POD Community Mock, the Lions select... The first 40 picks in the POD community mock draft have been made and the Detroit Lions are once again on the clock. After selecting WR Ja’Marr Chase (LSU) in the first round, I presented the best top-six players on my draft board to fans and asked … [Read more...] about POD Community Mock: With the 41st pick, the Detroit Lions select…
Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images Detroit could skip over a WR at pick No. 7 with plenty of talent left in this class. In the midst of a rebuild retool, the Detroit Lions have the luxury of taking the best player available at just about every point in this year’s NFL Draft. But what if the best player available, when the Lions are on the clock with the 7th overall … [Read more...] about Open thread: Who are the best Day 2, Day 3 WR prospects for the Lions?
Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images It’s early, but now there are two oddsmakers saying so. It is no surprise to Detroit Lions fans that the team is not expected to do very well this season. Between a complete overhaul of the front office and coaching staff plus a major change at quarterback, no credible observer would suggest they are contending … [Read more...] about Notes: Lions predicted to have NFL’s worst record in 2021
The Athletic is reporting the Lions are working to trade down in the first round. As we make our way closer to April 29 and the start of the 2021 NFL Draft, the rumor mill is starting to heat up. Ben Standig of The Athletic talked with several important people throughout the NFL, looking to gather information about the upcoming NFL draft. After discussing options with “general … [Read more...] about NFL exec: Lions ‘trying to move down from No. 7’
Photo by Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Getty Images There will be plenty of action ahead of the Lions’ first selection. The Detroit Lions are sitting in a great spot with the No. 7 pick. The 2021 draft class has an unusually high number of first-round quarterback talents and plenty of teams have a need at the position, either right now or in the near future. That means … [Read more...] about POLL: How many QBs will be taken in the first six picks?
Jeff Nguyen of the Detroit Lions After selecting Ja’Marr Chase in round one, which direction should the Lions go next? The first round of POD’s community mock draft is in the books and we are rolling along into round two. While every pick in the first round was explained and graded in their own article, the second round will move quite a bit quicker. We are fast … [Read more...] about POLL: Who should the Lions draft in 2nd round of our 2021 mock?
Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images Who had the better mock draft: Team POD or our live audience? On Thursday night, we pitted Team Pride of Detroit against our own listeners and viewers. Over on our Twitch and YouTube pages, Erik Schlitt, Ryan Mathews, and I fired up The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine and tried to compile our best possible mock draft for the … [Read more...] about Dueling Mock Drafts 3.0: How many needs can be filled in one draft?