1. Laken Tomlinson to Detroit Lions: Full Draft-Pick Breakdown

    Some teams stick strictly to picking the best player available. Apparently the Detroit Lions are no longer in that boat after selecting offensive guard Laken Tomlinson...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 2 months ago 6,308 reads 25 comments

  2. Detroit Lions Draft Picks: Results, Analysis and Grades

    The Detroit Lions entered the 2015 NFL draft with only one big concern aside from adding talent and depth—finding a left guard. General manager Martin Mayhew apparently got the message: Lions send their 1st round pick (No...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 2 months ago 24,132 reads 28 comments

  3. Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Final 7-Round Predictions

    The last grasp at cracking the Detroit Lions mock draft code is here. Really. This is it. There isn't enough time left to predict another seven rounds since the draft finally begins Thursday night...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 2 months ago 13,619 reads 42 comments

  4. Detroit Lions NFL Draft Big Board: Position-by-Position Rankings

    General manager Martin Mayhew hasn't handled all of his drafts or personnel decisions well, but he has built a solid roster with few holes...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 2 months ago 10,641 reads 33 comments

  5. Realistic Draft Trade Possibilities for the Detroit Lions

    There are more than a few opinions about how the Detroit Lions should use their first-round pick, and most of them, vehemently at times, differ. But one path seems to appeal to everyone — Detroit should trade down in the first round...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 2 months ago 11,499 reads 20 comments

  6. Detroit Lions Mock Draft: B/R Community Top 100 and 7-Round Results

    The Internet is filled with Detroit Lions mock drafts, so we decided to offer one with a twist to keep things interesting...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 2 months ago 15,668 reads 83 comments

  7. Re-Grading Detroit Lions' Past 5 Drafts

    Don't you love the job Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has done? A scroll through the comments section of any draft-related article will show numerous pages bursting with praise for Detroit's main roster architect...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 2 months ago 10,451 reads 88 comments

  8. Detroit Lions 2015 Schedule: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    The over/under for wins based on the Detroit Lions ' 2015 schedule is nine. Which way do you go? I'm not giving my answer away quickly...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 2 months ago 12,452 reads 55 comments

  9. Detroit Lions Draft Countdown: Making the Case for Tevin Coleman

    Tevin Coleman is a first-round running back with a second-round "grade." The nitpicking and hole-poking pundits are wary to elevate him too high, but the Detroit Lions can't hesitate if Coleman is there in the second round...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 8,070 reads 88 comments

  10. Six 2015 NFL Draft Picks Who Could Be Opening-Game Starters for Detroit Lions

    The Detroit Lions might be enjoying their greatest stretch of stability since the Internet was just a gleam in Al Gore's eye. Most of the starting lineup has been settled for weeks, and plenty of starters will look familiar come Week 1...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 9,095 reads 26 comments

  11. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Detroit Lions' Top 3 Picks

    Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew doesn't need a good draft this year; he must absolutely kill it if he's going to get the merciless fans off his back. It's of no concern to them that he's guided the franchise from 0-16 to the playoffs...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 16,387 reads 74 comments

  12. Reassessing Lions' Offseason Plan and Breaking Down What's Left to Address

    The Detroit Lions recently entered an offseason after a one-and-done playoff appearance with a plan to sit tight...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 4,546 reads 77 comments

  13. Who Are the Experts Predicting to Detroit Lions in 1st Round of the NFL Draft?

    Has the silly season left you slack-jawed and slaphappy? Has the inexhaustible amount of mockery and prognostication forced you to give up wading through every Detroit Lions mock draft due to carpal tunnel syndrome? I get it...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 12,829 reads 38 comments

  14. Detroit Lions' Top Needs, Fits for 2015 NFL Draft to Build for the Future

    Past drafts and free-agent signings have the Detroit Lions in control of their immediate situation; the team is a playoff contender. But in order to compete in the years to come, there are needs that must be addressed in the 2015 NFL draft...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 7,042 reads 31 comments

  15. What Recent History Suggests About Detroit Lions' 2015 NFL Draft Plan

    Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew is a friend who grew up in your neighborhood. You've been with him for every major life event and met every girlfriend. You know his history in and out at this point...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 9,148 reads 83 comments

  16. Projecting Detroit Lions' Depth Chart After Peak of Free Agency

    The Detroit Lions have been anything but active in free agency, preferring to trust the foundation laid over the past few years. That's why most of the faces that make up the current depth chart will look familiar...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 5,033 reads 39 comments

  17. Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Instant Contributors Lions Can Find in Every Round

    General manager Martin Mayhew didn't fill out the Detroit Lions roster through free agency, leaving the 2015 NFL draft as the only avenue to finding a few more instant contributors...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 7,218 reads 38 comments

  18. 5 Stats Detroit Lions Must Improve Upon in 2015

    The Detroit Lions compiled some impressive stats on their way to 11 wins and finishing with the second-ranked defense. But this article isn't about those...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 5,115 reads 25 comments

  19. Best Possible Outcomes for Detroit Lions' Top 3 Draft Picks

    General manager Martin Mayhew stayed his hand in free agency, leaving gaps in the roster, which has amped up the pressure for his first three draft picks. Many, including Kyle Meinke of MLive...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 14,270 reads 79 comments

  20. Ranking the 2015 Impact of the Detroit Lions' Free-Agent Signings so Far

    The Detroit Lions didn't enter free agency with the goal of getting markedly better through splashy signings. Instead, general manager Martin Mayhew took his time and sought out players who could help the Detroit Lions win in 2015 at the right price...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 5,932 reads 30 comments

  21. Detroit Lions: Updated Draft Big Board After 1st Wave of Free Agency

    The 2015 NFL draft is close. While all eyes were on the hurricane of free agency, the smart teams were putting together their big boards...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 4 months ago 14,463 reads 65 comments

  22. Predicting Detroit Lions' Starting Lineup After the 1st Wave of Free Agency

    What a long, strange journey—OK, it was only the first two weeks of free agency, but a lot has changed for the Detroit Lions ...especially the depth chart. The defensive line lost half of its starters...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 4 months ago 11,943 reads 63 comments

  23. Ranking Detroit Lions' Best Remaining Free-Agency Options

    Free agency isn't how you build a team. It's how you fill in the gaps between your draft classes or find that one piece needed to push your franchise over the edge. That's why the Detroit Lions haven't gone crazy...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 4 months ago 16,953 reads 98 comments

  24. Detroit Lions' Draft Backup Plan for Potential Free-Agent Misses

    The Detroit Lions entered free agency with some holes and not a lot of available cash to fill them all. That's why the 2015 NFL draft will be so important to this team. Don't get me wrong...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 4 months ago 12,157 reads 39 comments

  25. Detroit Lions Free-Agency Tracker: Updated Signings, Rumors and Grades

    The Detroit Lions waded into free agency like a six-year-old into the Atlantic after watching Jaws . They held their breath and feared the worst, and then they realized the unknown wasn't nearly as scary as imagined...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 4 months ago 27,910 reads 90 comments