Minnesota Vikings WR calls Detroit Lions ‘easy’ win

On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings handled their business at home against the Philadelphia Eagles to move to 4-2 in the season. Following the big win, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was addressing his team in the locker room, talking about the importance of going on the road to Detroit and coming home with win. As … Read more

2016-17 NFC North Preview

The NFC North was filled with all types of surprises last season. The Green Bay Packers narrowly survived a second-half meltdown. The Detroit Lions cleaned house in the front office and open 2016 with a new regime. The rise of the Minnesota Vikings and young third-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was one of the more surprising … Read more

Top 10 rookies you should consider for your fantasy team in 2016

With the 2016 NFL preseason underway it’s time to take a look ahead to another draft, your fantasy football draft. Now that we know which teams some of the top rookies will be suiting up for this fall, let’s look ahead at how they project fantasy-wise for 2016.

Updated Day 2 NFL mock draft

Just when you think you are done with NFL mock drafts, “SURPRISE!” The first-round is officially over and it is time to predict the second day of the draft– rounds two and three. With a better understanding of the direction each organization went on day one, we have a slightly better idea of team needs … Read more

Day 2 draft targets for the Detroit Lions

Round 1 of the 2016 NFL draft is done and there is still plenty of talent left on the board for the Detroit Lions. After selecting offensive tackle Taylor Decker in the first, the Lions could look to address other positions of need such as strong safety, defensive end, center or linebacker. Here a few … Read more

Complete 7-round NFL mock draft

The NFL draft is right around the corner and it is officially time to release a final, seven-round mock draft. Every single selection for every single team is predicted. Trades will throw a wrench in the order, but most of the picks were chosen solely on their schematic fit, team need, and best player available. … Read more

The Detroit Lions prospects of interest

With the 2016 pre-draft scouting process coming to the end, the Detroit Lions are winding down on their visits with potential draft selections. The Detroit scouting staff has interacted with a long list of prospects this season– at least relative to years past. Not every single interview or workout makes it to the media, but the … Read more

Detroit Lions: 7-Round NFL Draft Player Guide

There are plenty of roster holes the Detroit Lions could fill with their ten picks in the 2016 NFL draft. Although only a few glaring needs exist, there is always room for improvement at other positions. Projected Draft Strategy: Offensive Line- It doesn’t make a ton of sense to draft an offensive tackle in round one who can’t … Read more

NFL 1st Round Mock Draft: Post Titans-Rams trade

  [tps_header] On Thursday, a blockbuster trade went down in the NFL as the Los Angeles Rams gave up an arm and a leg in order to acquire the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft from the Tennessee Titans. Because of the trade, mock drafts everywhere were thrown for a loop, including … Read more

MSU receiver Aaron Burbridge has productive meeting with Detroit Lions

Homegrown Michigan State wide receiver Aaron Burbridge met with the Detroit Lions this past week. From the sounds of it, Burbridge enjoyed his visit. Per  Mike Griffith of Mlive.com “It went real good,” said Burbridge, who met with the NFL team he grew up cheering for on Tuesday. “They just try to get to know you as … Read more

Despite addition of Marvin Jones, mock drafts still have Lions taking a receiver in first round

Although the Lions moved quickly to fill the gaping hole left by the retirement of Calvin Johnson, many still feel that the team needs to do more to solidify the wide receiver position. Wide receiver Marvin Jones was brought in on a five-year deal, and figures to have a prominent role in Detroit. But, replacing Johnson is … Read more

5 Players who the Lions could get to replace Calvin Johnson

[tps_header] In January, reports surfaced that Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was considering hanging up the cleats before the 2016 season starts. On Tuesday, Johnson released a statement announcing that he was indeed retiring from the NFL. Now that Johnson is officially gone, Bob Quinn will have the task of trying to replace Calvin … Read more

7 players who could be drafted by the Detroit Lions in the first round

[tps_header] When the Detroit Lions hired Bob Quinn as their next general manager, they were well aware of the importance of this offseason. The Lions are in a unique situation where they may only be a handful of players away from competing for a playoff spot in 2016 and the NFL Draft is a good … Read more

2016 DSN NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Combine Edition

As we get closer and closer to the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, which will take place in Indianapolis on Feb. 26-29, the NFL Draft is starting to take shape and we at Detroit Sports Nation are going to give our best shot at predicting the first round selections. Without further ado here is the DSN … Read more