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2017 Schedule
9-7, 2nd in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lem Barney will announce Detroit's second round pick on Friday and safety Don Carey will announce the team's third round pick, the league announced Wednesday. Former Lions DE Cliff Avril, now with Seattle, will announce the Seahawks' third round pick. Also, ex-Lions WR Lance Moore will announce New Orleans' third round pick.

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The Lions were historically bad at allowing completions a year ago. Defense will be the focus early and often in the draft, as the team looks to supplement its solid offense.

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1dPro Football Focus

Best mid-round prospect fit: George Kittle

Kittle's ability to block on the move makes him an ideal fit for a team like Detroit that loves to move its tight ends on zone runs.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions signed punter Kasey Redfern on Tuesday. Redfern is likely a camp leg to take reps off kicker Matt Prater and punter Sam Martin. Neither Prater nor Martin should be in jeopardy after having successful 2016 season that led to a Pro Bowl berth for Prater and a Lions punting record for Martin.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions will have cameras in their draft room this weekend for the first time -- one of a bunch of teams to have this broadcast on the NFL Network. The Lions have typically been a secretive team since Bob Quinn took over as general manager, so this is a bit of a change in Detroit. This was first reported by Sports Illustrated.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Between visits & workouts, Toledo RB Kareem Hunt met with Detroit, New England, San Francisco, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Tennessee, Carolina and the New York Jets. Hunt is a possible Day 2 pick at running back. Hunt had 262 carries for 1,475 yards and 10 touchdowns with 41 catches and 403 receiving yards last season.

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4dCain Fahey

Football Outsiders: Detroit Lions draft guide

Detroit enters the draft needing to find an impact player at linebacker. The Lions should also look to add another playmaker in the passing game.

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Michael Rothstein, Lions

NFL Nation take over continues on ESPN Radio. Who will the Lions take? What do they need? Michel Rothstein joins Dari and Mel to discuss.

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Best reunion games of 2017 NFL season

Staying in the NFC North, T.J. Lang will face his former Packers teammates twice beginning with a trip to Lambeau Field in early November.

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The Lions will be on the Monday Night Football stage twice this season, and both will be away games. The first comes in Week 2 against Eli Manning & Co. The second MNF appearance will be against NFC North foe Green Bay during midseason.

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.911th
Rushing Yards81.930th
Points For21.520th
Points Against22.413th

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