Continuing this week of oddly-optimistic takes from national outlets, last week, ESPN’s Mike Clay provided some interesting projections that painted the Detroit Lions in a somewhat promising light. Clay ranked every NFL roster by every position, then gave his thoughts on each team’s overall roster. Notable rankings by position include the Lions in ninth at wide receiver, 25th at defensive tackle, and sixth at cornerback.
Enter 2021 NFL mock draft season. A couple of college football conferences may have called it quits, but that didn’t stop ESPN’s Todd McShay from dropping his way-way-way-too-early 2021 mock draft. And because I know y’all are going to get mad over this, let’s be clear about his methods.
I think Kenny, like a lot of guys on our team, has done a great job of working themselves into the player that they are,” Stafford said during a recent Zoom chat with reporters. I think Kenny’s done a heck of a job. He obviously wasn’t a first-round pick, a guy everybody was ranting and raving about before the draft.