They made nine picks in seven rounds, targeting needs all across both sides of the ball, while leaving a couple of key ones out. Considering the range, alternatives and needs, which selection was their best?
Lions GM Bob Quinn has reversed his position on Jarrad Davis, now saying the first-round pick will play middle linebacker for Detroit.
Sports Illustrated has a complete rundown of all of the Lions 2017 Draft Picks and some commentary as well. Round 1, Pick 21 (21st overall) Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida: The Lions had arguably the worst linebacking group in the league during the 2016 season, and they were not in much better shape headed into Thursday. …
Quinn said before the draft he had an idea of what he'd like to do, but that adding a tight end over the weekend could influence his decision.
The Lions had one of the NFL's worst rushing attacks last season, and it was a surprise to some that they didn't try to upgrade by drafting a running back. But General Manager Bob Quinn says he's confident in the top running back he has.
It was a draft of meeting needs, trading down and taking a few risks for the Lions. MLive.com's Nate Atkins and Kyle Meinke make their picks for the best, worst and most surprising picks of the Lions' haul.
The early analysis, at least, is it wasn't an average weekend at best for GM Bob Quinn.
The Lions came away with six defensive players and three offensive players from this year's draft. What grade do you give their efforts?
The Detroit Lions added nine new players in the NFL draft, from a playmaking linebacker in the first round to a local defensive end in the seventh. Here's a quick rundown:
Despite last year's running game struggles, the Lions opted not to add to the group of four running backs through the draft despite how deep and star-studded this rookie class had been perceived.