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Detroit Lions announce several jersey number changes for the 2024 season

Detroit Lions announce several jersey number changes for the 2024 season

A look at the Detroit Lions jersey numbers of free agent additions, and a few number changes for veterans.

On Monday afternoon, the Detroit Lions announced new jersey numbers for several players. That includes free agents who are new to the team and a handful of returning players who have opted to change their number for the 2024 season.

Here’s a look at the new jersey numbers:

New players:

  • WR Tre’Quan Smith - 10
  • CB Amik Robertson - 21
  • CB Carlton Davis III - 23
  • OL Netane Muti - 52
  • G Kevin Zeitler -...
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2024 NFL mock draft: Round 2 recap (Part 1)

2024 NFL mock draft: Round 2 recap (Part 1)

A look at the Round 2 selections in our 2024 NFL Community Mock Draft.

Our 2024 NFL Community Mock Draft is coming to close. In fact, behind the scenes, the draft has already come to its conclusion. But we are still revealing the picks here on the site.

With all of the first-round picks in the books, it’s time to start revealing second-round picks. In this post, we’ll be dropping all of the second-round picks that lead up to the Detroit Lions’ selection at 61st overall. There will be no grading process for these picks, but feel free to sound...

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Detroit Lions depth chart: Pre-2024 NFL draft edition

Detroit Lions depth chart: Pre-2024 NFL draft edition

With the 2024 NFL Draft upon us, let’s take a closer look at an updated version of the Detroit Lions depth chart.

The 2024 NFL Draft is upon us, making it an excellent time for a refresher on where the Detroit Lions roster sits, here’s a quick breakdown of the team’s depth chart before the big event.

Of note, teams' rosters are expanded to 90 players during the offseason, and currently, the Lions have 65 players under contract along with seven draft picks. That means Detroit will likely be active in the undrafted free agent and unrestricted free agent markets...

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Why the Detroit Lions should draft DT Johnny Newton

Why the Detroit Lions should draft DT Johnny Newton

Here’s why the Detroit Lions should draft Johnny Newton with the 29th pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

As we inch closer and closer to the 2024 NFL Draft, there’s only one certainty for the Detroit Lions: uncertainty. No one can predict which prospects might be sitting there for the taking at pick 29, and that great unknown sets us up for today’s discussion about a player Detroit cannot afford to pass up should he trickle his way down the board.

Illinois defensive tackle Jer’Zhan “Johnny” Newton is a perfect fit for the Detroit Lions, and he should be the...

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Open thread: Should the Lions trade up or down from 29th overall?

Open thread: Should the Lions trade up or down from 29th overall?

Would you prefer the Lions to trade up or down from 29th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft?

Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes has not shied away from trading up or down in the NFL Draft. Will he do the same with the 29th overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft?

Holmes has made multiple trades throughout his draft career. In 2021, he traded up for linebacker Derrick Barnes in the fourth round. Holmes made waves in 2022 when he traded up to 12th overall for receiver Jameson Williams. He coupled that with a minor round six trade...

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Lions connections to two teams could help facilitate draft day trade

Lions connections to two teams could help facilitate draft day trade

If the Detroit Lions are going to trade out of the first round, these two teams are the ones to watch out for on Thursday.

With the 2024 NFL Draft just days away, one of the hot-button topics surrounding the Detroit Lions is whether they will stay put and pick at No. 29 or make a trade. Lions general manager Brad Holmes is aggressive in acquiring players, and he has used his available trade capital to make several draft day moves in each of his three previous drafts.

In 2021, Holmes made one draft day trade with the Cleveland Browns...

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Super Bowl window won’t change Detroit Lions draft strategy

Super Bowl window won’t change Detroit Lions draft strategy

The Detroit Lions are Super Bowl contenders, but that won’t change how Brad Holmes approaches the NFL Draft.

By the team’s own admission, the Detroit Lions have Super Bowl aspirations for the 2024 season. However, general manager Brad Holmes told the media this week their 2024 NFL Draft strategy won’t change based on their proximity to being a true contender.

“I don’t really base it off of (Super Bowl) windows really,” Holmes said during his pre-draft press conference on Thursday. “Again, it’s just how much of an impactful player do you want to get.”

Many have wondered if Holmes would...

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Why the Lions should draft Keon Coleman in 2024 NFL Draft

Why the Lions should draft Keon Coleman in 2024 NFL Draft

Brandon Knapp tells you why the Detroit Lions should take Keon Coleman in the 2024 NFL Draft.

After heavily focusing on the defense in my earlier articles, it’s time to flip the script and take a look at the offensive options again. Outside of the offensive line, the biggest need for the Detroit Lions on offense is at wide receiver. The Lions already have wide receivers Amon Ra St. Brown and Jameson Williams, along with Kalif Raymond and Donovan Peoples-Jones, but the team could use some additional depth after losing Josh Reynolds in free agency.

Enter Florida State wide receiver...

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2024 Mock Draft Roundup 10.0: Final projections for Detroit Lions

2024 Mock Draft Roundup 10.0: Final projections for Detroit Lions

With just days until the 2024 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions remain a difficult projection. Catch up on all the latest information in our latest Mock Draft Roundup.

If you’re not familiar with how the Detroit Lions roundup works, each week we collect data from the latest expert mock drafts published over the last seven days and compile them (with links to the original pieces) in one easy-to-access article. In addition to providing Lions fans with the names of prospects being paired with Detroit, we also provide commentary that points to trends, player fits, and overall team philosophy.


The...

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Open thread: Which 2024 NFL Draft prospect is the toughest to evaluate?

Open thread: Which 2024 NFL Draft prospect is the toughest to evaluate?

Which 2024 NFL Draft prospect is the toughest evaluation? We discuss one polarizing option here:

With just a few days until the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit, analysts—both professional and amateur—are wrapping up their evaluations of this year’s class of players. The NFL Draft has become such a behemoth that nearly every football fan always has strong opinions on just about every prospect.

But sometimes it’s important to humble ourselves. If you’ve been a draft analyst for even just a year or two, chances are you’ve swung and missed hard on a prospect. That’s the nature of NFL Draft scouting....

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Video: Why Iowa CB Cooper DeJean makes sense for the Lions

Video: Why Iowa CB Cooper DeJean makes sense for the Lions

We have a roundtable NFL Draft discussion about why Iowa CB Cooper DeJean makes sense for the Lions.

The discourse surrounding Iowa cornerback Cooper DeJean ahead of the 2024 NFL draft in Detroit has been fascinating, and to some extent—very unique. Erik Schlitt, managing editor of Pride of Detroit as well as the co-host of the Detroit Lions Breakdown Podcast, joined myself and Meko Scott to discuss whether or not DeJean would make sense for the Detroit Lions.

On one hand, DeJean has more or less cemented his status as a top prospect over the course of the last...

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POD Community Mock: With the 33rd pick, the Panther select...

POD Community Mock: With the 33rd pick, the Panther select...

With the 33rd pick in the POD Community Mock, the Carolina Panthers select...

The second round of the Pride of Detroit Community Mock is underway! And while most of the second round will just involve announcing all of the picks leading up to the Detroit Lions’ 61st overall selection in one big heap, we decided to make a rare exception for Pick 33. The Carolina Panthers hold the 33rd selection, and because they foolishly traded their first-round pick to the Chicago Bears last year, this will be their first pick in the POD Community Mock.

So commenter zach kadolph, who...

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