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Lions offseason questions: New Lion to watch

The 2024 NFL Draft is in the books. The Detroit Lions selected six players to make up their newest draft class, three on offense and three on defense.

Between the draft and free agency, there are a lot of new players to keep an eye on as the Lions continue to work their way through the offseason training program.

Which new Lion are you most excited to see hit the field in 2024? I asked the crew, and here's what they had to say:

View photos from offseason workouts on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

Tim Twentyman: Defensive lineman DJ Reader

I think the impact Reader is going to have playing alongside Alim McNeill will be huge, and not just from a run-stuffing standpoint – where both players ranked in the Top 10 by Pro Football Focus last year. It's going to help the pass rush more significantly than people realize.

I'll be shocked if Marcus Davenport or anyone else playing opposite Aidan Hutchinson will see a double team all year. I think Reader and McNeill have a chance to be the most dominant and productive interior defensive line duo in the NFL in 2024.

Mike O'Hara: Cornerback Terrion Arnold

Take it from the top. The Lions traded up in the first round to get Arnold, a highly regarded cornerback from Alabama. He is projected to play a major role in the upgraded version of the Lions' secondary. Let's see what he looks like.

Dannie Rogers: Running back Sione Vaki

Vaki seems like the ultimate football player who can play just about every position on the field, and I'm most excited to see the rookie hit the field for OTAs and training camp. Vaki will be utilized first and foremost by Dave Fipp on special teams while also learning from Scottie Montgomery in the running backs room. However, Vaki can play safety too.

He's physical and built entirely of grit. I'm intrigued to see how high he can climb the depth chart at returner and running back.

Editor's Pick: Cornerback Ennis Rakestraw Jr.

Is it cheating to say all the new cornerbacks? Because that's my real answer. I'll be honest I didn't do a ton of research on Arnold in the pre-draft process because I didn't think he'd make it to the Lions.

I'm more familiar with Rakestraw's game, and I'm interested to see how it translates to the NFL level. On paper, his physicality is a perfect fit for this team. How will it look on the field? We'll find out starting this weekend at rookie minicamp.