1. 5 Reach Picks the Detroit Lions Absolutely Must Avoid in the 2013 NFL Draft

    Talent over immediate team needs. That is the Detroit Lions ' draft mantra, as it has been since 2009. The idea behind it is that it's a bad idea to pass over a superior player for an inferior player in an area where the roster happens to be thin...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 1 year ago 7,032 reads 99 comments

  2. Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Building the Perfect 7-Round Draft

    We've come to the end of March, which means the draft is less than a month away, and the Lions have improved their situation considerably in the last few weeks...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 11,677 reads 56 comments

  3. Breaking Down the Detroit Lions' Depth Chart After the Peak of Free Agency

    Free agency is far from over, but the feverish period that characterized its first week is. The Lions are unlikely to sign any more starting-caliber players, so aside from draft picks ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 11,323 reads 37 comments

  4. Predicting the Detroit Lions' Starting Lineup Post Week 1 of Free Agency

    After months of wondering what the Detroit Lions might be able to do in free agency with such limited cap space, it took all of a week for them to show just how fluid their financial situation was...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 6,942 reads 60 comments

  5. Ranking the Detroit Lions' Best Remaining Free Agent Options

    It has been a whirlwind of a first week of free agency for the Detroit Lions . Reggie Bush , Glover Quin and Jason Jones joined the team, while Gosder Cherilus, Cliff Avril and Sammie Lee Hill left for new opportunities...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 11,741 reads 21 comments

  6. Detroit Lions 2013 Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Predictions After Free Agency Week 1

    It's tempting to think that the Detroit Lions' busy free agency period will have a serious impact on their draft strategy, but that rarely happens...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 16,994 reads 79 comments

  7. Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Predicting All 7 Rounds

    Free agency has begun, pro days are on, and the call of Radio City Music Hall in New York City is getting closer and closer. That's right, folks...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 16,274 reads 76 comments

  8. Detroit Lions 2013 NFL Draft Big Board: Real Time Updates and Analysis

    The NFL draft is just around the corner, with the combine is in the rear-view mirror and university Pro Days currently underway nationwide...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 17,411 reads 76 comments

  9. The Detroit Lions' Blueprint for Winning Free Agency

    It's always a challenge to project what it means for a team to "win" free agency. Ostensibly, the concept doesn't exist, because every team has a different idea of what it means...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 9,492 reads 91 comments

  10. How Reggie Bush Would Help Get the Detroit Lions Back to the Playoffs

    In 2011, the Detroit Lions won their first five games, including two comeback victories from 20 or more points down. In Week 6, Jahvid Best suffered a concussion against the San Francisco 49ers and the Lions were handed their first loss...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 6,910 reads 54 comments

  11. The Complete Guide to Detroit Lions Free Agency

    The Detroit Lions are about to answer a lot of questions that have been on the table for months. Who will they draft? Who will they keep in free agency? Who will they bring in from ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 5,676 reads 45 comments

  12. Predicting the Detroit Lions' Free-Agent Signings

    The Detroit Lions may not be in quite as bad a salary cap situation as some teams, but they are unique in that they have both salary cap concerns, and concerns about a sheer plethora of free agents...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 12,761 reads 42 comments

  13. The 7 Moves the Detroit Lions Must Avoid in Free Agency

    With the NFL Scouting Combine recently completed, all the current talk in the NFL is focused on the upcoming draft. But there's an equally important, much closer event approaching...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 6,832 reads 40 comments

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

    The NFL Scouting Combine has concluded, and appears to have left us with as many questions as answers. So all in all, it was a typical combine...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 14,961 reads 121 comments

  15. 5 Offensive Lineman the Detroit Lions Could Target Post-Combine

    The Lions are looking at all positions in NFL Combine this year, as they are every year. But there's little denying that the offensive line is one of their greatest concerns this offseason...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 7,479 reads 38 comments

  16. Ranking the Biggest Free Agency Priorities for the Detroit Lions

    It's no secret that the Detroit Lions are in salary cap trouble , and that free agency is going to be a time of great challenge. The Lions have several players headed to free agency, and few dollars with which to persuade them to stay...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 6,644 reads 33 comments

  17. 10 NFL Combine Prospects That the Detroit Lions Must Closely Watch

    The 2013 NFL scouting combine has begun, and with it begins the week-long process in which talent evaluators from 32 NFL teams will look for any reason they can find to change their initial evaluation of a player...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 6,379 reads 20 comments

  18. Breaking Down the Detroit Lions' Franchise Tag Decision

    The Detroit Lions could have a lot of candidates for the franchise tag this year. Instead, they have none...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 4,229 reads 20 comments

  19. Latest Salary Cap Breakdown for the Detroit Lions

    To put it mildly, the Lions have... issues with the salary cap this year. They cut Kyle Vanden Bosch and Stephen Peterman because their production wasn't at expectations, but they also had to do it just to comply with the 2013 salary cap figure...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 492 reads 39 comments

  20. Scouting Combine Prospects Who Fit Lions' Biggest NFL Draft Needs

    The problem with team-based mock drafts is that they never get to cover everybody. The Detroit Lions have a bunch of needs, and there are a solid dozen or so prospects that could make sense for them in the first round alone...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 5,798 reads 28 comments

  21. Lions Mock Draft: Predicting All 7 Rounds, Pre-Scouting Combine

    The NFL combine is a fickle beast. More than 300 players will report to the combine and be worked out under the same circumstances, and we will talk for months about how their stocks rose or fell accordingly...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 9,527 reads 90 comments

  22. Cutting Titus Young Was the Only Decision for the Detroit Lions

    Per ESPN and the Detroit Lions ' official website , Titus Young has officially tweeted, sucker-punched and complained his way out of Motown. Now Young can finish what he started back in December and line up intentionally on the road out of town...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 1,200 reads 11 comments

  23. Lions Mock Draft: Fresh Predictions After the Super Bowl

    The Super Bowl is over, awards have been handed out, and with that, it's time for all 32 NFL teams to start looking toward next season...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 10,341 reads 44 comments

  24. Mapping out the Blueprint for a Lions Super Bowl Run in 2013-2014

    The goal of any team in any given season is, unequivocally, to reach and win the Super Bowl. It sounds absurd in the aftermath of a 4-12 season, particularly while the Super Bowl ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 605 reads 53 comments

  25. NFL Draft Picks Who Would Be Instant Starters for the Detroit Lions

    The Detroit Lions ' 2012 draft was an anomaly as drafts go. The Lions brought in eight new players, but found no opening-day starters...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 2 years ago 10,662 reads 95 comments