1. 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 4 months ago 16,391 reads 74 comments

  2. 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 4 months ago 4,548 reads 77 comments

  3. 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 4 months ago 12,833 reads 38 comments

  4. 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 4 months ago 7,043 reads 31 comments

  5. 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 4 months ago 9,153 reads 83 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 5,038 reads 39 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 7,228 reads 38 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 5,116 reads 25 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 14,275 reads 79 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 6,028 reads 30 comments

  11. 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 14,466 reads 65 comments

  12. 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 5 months ago 11,947 reads 63 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 16,971 reads 98 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 12,157 reads 39 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 27,920 reads 90 comments

  16. Pre-Free Agency Salary Cap Update for Detroit Lions

    The Detroit Lions will likely find themselves in a difficult situation when free agency officially begins at 4 p.m. ET March 10. While general manager Martin Mayhew and club president Tom Lewand know the salary cap has been set at $143...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 4,600 reads 12 comments

  17. Free Agent or Draft: How Should Detroit Lions Fill Their Biggest Holes?

    The Detroit Lions —who usually dig themselves into holes—actually have very few positions to address this offseason. But for those they do, the critical question is determining if there is better value in free agency or the 2015 NFL draft...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 6,151 reads 46 comments

  18. Detroit Lions' Blueprint for Winning Free Agency

    For once, the Detroit Lions won't enter free agency with a large shopping list, but the lack of length doesn't mean the items will be easy to attain. The first priority on this list won't surprise anyone...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 8,652 reads 36 comments

  19. Detroit Lions: Latest Free Agency News and Rumors

    The Detroit Lions enter free agency with one of those "good" problems—the team is already competitive...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 13,889 reads 31 comments

  20. 7 Hidden Gems the Detroit Lions Should Have Noticed at the Combine

    The Detroit Lions noticed all of the same people at the NFL Scouting Combine that you did. There's a cornerback from Connecticut who can jump farther than humanly possible and a couple of Spartans who like to get to Point A from Point B quickly...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 7,450 reads 16 comments

  21. Detroit Lions Mock Draft: 7-Round Predictions, Post-Combine

    I have a confession. Until this very moment, I hadn't published a Detroit Lions mock draft, much less one that encompasses all seven rounds. Sure, there was an article outlining Detroit's round-by-round big board and others about potential targets.

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 17,214 reads 41 comments

  22. 6 Combine Studs Detroit Lions Must Have on Their Short List

    Day 1 of the 2015 NFL combine's on-field drills is in the books and the Detroit Lions —like every other team—got their first up-close look at potential prospects for the upcoming draft...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 11,134 reads 22 comments

  23. Detroit Lions: Latest Combine News and Rumors

    Like every other front office in the NFL , the Detroit Lions are playing it close to the vest with whom they'll be watching at the NFL combine. That leaves us in the dark...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 6 months ago 17,844 reads 57 comments

  24. 5 Free Agents Who Won't Be Signing with the Detroit Lions

    The NFL offseason is a time of unchecked optimism. All teams, including the Detroit Lions , seemingly have an unlimited array of options to improve, and fans can't help but dream about the endless possibilities...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 6 months ago 10,328 reads 31 comments

  25. Analyzing Detroit Lions' Best Trade Options with 23rd Pick in NFL Draft

    NFL mock drafts are always whining about how hard it is to project trades. Feh . The bold don't just embrace the possibility of a first-round trade, they write entire articles dedicated to the subject...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 6 months ago 15,736 reads 33 comments