No one is expecting much from the rebuilding Lions in 2021, and their strength of schedule will make it tough for them to surprise.
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The Lions and Frank Ragnow have agreed to a four-year, $54 million contract extension that makes him the highest-paid center in the NFL, a source told ESPN.
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Frank Ragnow has agreed to a four-year extension with the Lions, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. In 2020 Ragnow ranked 4th in run block win rate and 7th in pass block win rate among qualifying centers. (ESPN / Next Gen Stats)
The Lions have waived running back Kerryon Johnson. Detroit also signed tight end Darren Fells on Wednesday.
Lions GM Brad Holmes and HC Dan Campbell are focused on branding a new culture in their first draft, aiming for a special type of attitude.
The Lions have signed Arkansas running back Rakeem Boyd, who appeared on the Netflix series "Last Chance U," as an undrafted free agent.
The Jaguars got a star at No. 1. The Steelers and Cowboys tried to plug holes. Mel Kiper Jr.'s 2021 report card is here.
The Lions passed on flash and made a smart pick with OT Penei Sewell, whose former coach called him a "generational talent."
Eric Woodyard ESPN
Meet the Detroit Lions' 2021 NFL Draft Class: Round 1 (7) - Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon Round 2 (41) - Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington Round 3 (72) - Alim McNeill, DT, NC State Round 3 (101) - Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse Round 4 (112) - Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC Round 4 (113) - Derrick Barnes, LB, Purdue Round 7 (257) – Jermar Jefferson, RB, Oregon State
The Dolphins took some of Mel Kiper's favorite prospects, while a couple of other teams went off the board in Rounds 2 and 3.