Detroit Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah seemed to subtly criticize former coach Matt Patricia’s staff when speaking of his initial work with new defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn and secondary coach Aubrey Pleasant
Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn is working on the team’s playbook with input from new quarterback Jared Goff. “It’s coming together,” Goff said Thursday, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
The new Detroit Lions regime has made its philosophy clear when it comes to the draft -- build in the trenches and build the defense. The top three draft choices for the Lions were centered around building the trenches, with the team selecting either offensive or defensive linemen with each pick.
The Detroit Lions went into last week’s 2021 NFL Draft looking to rebuild their roster. And no position suffered more losses than wide receiver. That after several veterans like Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones Jr., and Jamal Agnew were lost to free agency.
The Detroit Lions continue to add to their secondary, as Oregon Ducks safety Nick Pickett has signed with the organization as an undrafted free agent. Pickett is now joining two others who played collegiate football at Oregon -- offensive linemen Penei Sewell and Tyrell Crosby.
The Lions spent the seventh selection on Ducks star offensive tackle Penei Sewell and ultimately did not draft a single new addition for their QB room, and Goff understandably was a fan of the team's picks.