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Past articles by Benjamin:

Lions Pro Bowl C Frank Ragnow feeling good, ready to roll after missing most of last year

“Foot’s good. I don’t even think about it, which is good," Ragnow said from mandatory minicamp in Allen Park. → Read More

ESPN’s way-too-early 2023 mock draft unsurprisingly targets quarterback for Detroit Lions

National analysts have spent the better part of the previous three years mocking quarterbacks to the Detroit Lions. ESPN’s Todd McShay is getting a jump on next year with his way-too-early NFL mock draft for 2023. → Read More

Detroit Lions defensive line coach Todd Wash explains how front will attack more in 2022

Todd Wash told DetroitLions.com this scheme better fits the defensive line in Detroit. He pointed to the healthy Levi Onwuzurike as someone who could benefit from this switch. → Read More

NFC North winners and losers from the 2022 NFL draft

The Packers look to have gotten better. The Vikings are building an enviable secondary. The Lions filled some needs while adding two of the best players in the draft. The Bears? They made a lot of Day 3 picks and trades, at least. → Read More

What’s being said nationally after Detroit Lions impress at 2022 NFL draft

Pro Football Focus gave the Detroit Lions an A+ grade for their 2022 draft class. They handed out three of those, with the Lions joining the Chiefs and Ravens. → Read More

New Lions TE James Mitchell expects to be fully cleared from ACL injury by June

“Yeah, so I’m seven months out, seven months and some weeks. I’m pretty much back. I’m doing everything from running, cutting, running routes. I’m expected to be fully cleared by June at the latest. I’ll be ready to go by training camp. I’m excited.” → Read More

5 things to know about Detroit Lions’ sixth-round pick LB Malcolm Rodriguez

Rodriguez is as experienced as they come at this stage of the draft. He landed in Detroit at Round 6, Pick 188 in the 2022 NFL draft. → Read More

2022 NFL draft: Detroit Lions select Oklahoma State linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez in sixth round

Rodriguez was a five-year player at Oklahoma State, and one of the most productive linebackers in this class. He has some size concerns, measuring at 5-foot-11, 232 pounds. But this pick fills an area of need. → Read More

2022 NFL draft: The 20 Best fits for the Detroit Lions on Day 3

The Detroit Lions have used three of their first four selections on the defensive side of the ball. They have three picks left here on Day 3, so let’s identify 20 players that would fit around these parts. → Read More

New Lions S Kerby Joseph felt family-like connection with staff during pre-draft process

"And then Kerby, again like I said, you’ve got a rangy safety that fits our scheme and what we’re looking for.” → Read More

2022 NFL draft: Detroit Lions take Illinois safety Kerby Joseph in third round

Detroit selected Illinois safety Kerby Joseph at Pick 97 near the end of Day 2. → Read More

New Lions edge defender Josh Paschal survived cancer while starring at Kentucky

Paschal had a malignant melanoma discovered in August 2018, then returned for three games before the end of that season. PFF called the Kentucky defender a “leverage demon,” reporting he had the nation’s best run-stop win rate (12.4%) in 2021. → Read More

2022 NFL draft: Green Bay Packers draft big WR Christian Watson after trade with Vikings

The Packers acquired Pick 34 via the Vikings, which came via the Detroit Lions via the Los Angeles Rams in the Matthew Stafford trade. → Read More

Live updates recap: Detroit Lions introduce first-round picks Aidan Hutchinson, Jameson Williams

The Detroit Lions will introduce first-round draft picks Aidan Hutchinson and Jameson Williams before Day 2 of the 2022 NFL draft. This post will provide live updates from the introductory press conference, so hit refresh to keep up with the action. → Read More

2022 NFL draft: The 20 best fits for the Detroit Lions on Day 2

The Detroit Lions opened the 2022 NFL draft with a splash. They landed Michigan pass rusher Aidan Hutchinson at Pick 2, then traded up to get Alabama receiver Jameson Williams at Pick 12. → Read More

2022 NFL draft: Green Bay Packers once again pass on first-round wide receivers

The Packers still haven't taken a receiver in the first-round of the NFL draft since Javon Walker in 2002. They traded star Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this offseason. They went with a pair of Georgia defenders, which is hard to argue with on the surface. → Read More

Michigan star Aidan Hutchinson gets his wish in 2022 NFL draft: ‘It was Lions all the way’

"It was the Lions all the way. The whole draft process I wanted them to pick me and I'm so grateful that I went No. 2 to them. It was so good and definitely, I'm just still trying to process it a little bit. It happened a couple minutes ago. But, you know, I'm so grateful for sure." → Read More

2022 NFL draft: Detroit Lions select Alabama WR Jameson Williams after trade with Vikings

Detroit sent Picks 32, 34 and 66 to Minnesota for Picks 12 and 46 to complete the rare in-division trade to grab the electric deep threat. → Read More

ESPN’s Mel Kiper sends Michigan star Aidan Hutchinson to Detroit Lions in final mock draft

It's been a roller-coaster ride for those following Mel Kiper's mock drafts this offseason, highlighting the hard-to-predict 2022 NFL draft. → Read More

How to watch, stream the 2022 NFL draft: TV channel, start time, Lions picks

This post will run through information on how to watch and stream all three days of the 2022 NFL draft. → Read More