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Downes: Mock Draft 2.0

April 26, 2018

Buckle up everyone, the 2018 NFL Draft is finally here and it’s going to be a wild ride. With five high-end quarterbacks, a running back a team could build a franchise around and an edge rusher expected to torment quarterbacks...

Downes: NFL Mock Draft 1.0

April 6, 2018

With the NFL Draft less than a month away, it’s time for Impact to take its first crack at predicting what will happen in the first round on April 26. Who will go No. 1? Who will fall into the second round? Who will make trades?...

Brian Allen looking for effective pro day

March 23, 2018

Michigan State has a lot riding on the 2018 NFL Draft. The university has had a player drafted in 77 straight drafts, the second-longest active streak in the nation. While Michigan State rebounded, flipping the script from 3-10 t...

Detroit Lions 2018 Combine: Day 3 Players to Watch

March 4, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS -- Day 3 of the NFL Combine is a big day for the Lions. With new head coach Matt Patricia confirming earlier this week that the Detroit is running a hybrid scheme, the defensive front-seven is due for some upgrade...

Lions 2018 NFL Combine: Day 1 players to watch

March 2, 2018

The 2018 NFL Combine has officially started. Running backs, offensive linemen and special teamers will be taking the field for day one of on-field drills. Special teams isn’t an area of need for the Detroit Lions, but the offensive...

Lions’ Den: Detroit needs to beat Tampa Bay to keep playoff hopes alive

December 10, 2017

The Detroit Lions desperately need a win to get the playoff dreams back on track. After getting embarrassed by the Baltimore Ravens, the Lions are traveling down to Tampa Bay to take on the lowly Buccaneers (4-8). In the p...

Downes: Detroit should cut ties with Ezekiel Ansah after 2017

December 5, 2017

After a stellar 14.5 sack season in 2015, it looked like Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah was primed to become the next premier edge rusher. Unfortunately for him and Lions’ fan base, that never happened. Since ...

Lions’ Den: Lions fall flat on Thanksgiving, lose to Minnesota in crucial game

November 24, 2017

Going into a must-win game against the Minnesota Vikings, one would think the Detroit Lions would come out fired up and ready to go on Thursday afternoon. Instead, they looked flat and incredibly average in a 30-23 loss at Ford...

Lions’ Den: Lions fall flat on Thanksgiving, lose to Minnesota in crucial game

Michael Downes

November 24, 2017

Going into a must-win game against the Minnesota Vikings, one would think the Detroit Lions would come out fired up and ready to go on Thursday afternoon. Instead, they looked flat and incredibly average in a 30-23 loss at Ford...

Lions’ Den: Detroit travels to the Windy City

Michael Downes

November 19, 2017

The Detroit Lions are going to be way out of their comfort zone as they head down to The Windy City to take on the Chicago Bears. Exiting the comfortable cage that is Ford Field and onto the semi-frozen tundra of Soldier Field, Detroi...

Lions’ Den: Detroit travels to the Windy City

November 19, 2017

The Detroit Lions are going to be way out of their comfort zone as they head down to The Windy City to take on the Chicago Bears. Exiting the comfortable cage that is Ford Field and onto the semi-frozen tundra of Soldier Field, Detroi...

Lions’ Den: Mid-season Awards

October 29, 2017

By Michael Downes, John Dolan Going into Week 8 and coming off a bye, it’s a great time to talk midseason awards. While the Detroit Lions have had an up and down season, there have been some clear-cut, stand out players....