The Lions hit the field for OTAs this week, with Thursday's practice being open to the media in its entirety.
It was the first opportunity to see how some of the new Lions are fitting in. First-round pick Frank Ragnow lined up at left guard with the first-team offense.
"I don't really have a preference," Ragnow said after practice of playing guard vs. center. "I just want to be out there helping the team. I've played a lot of positions in high school. I played a lot of positions in college. I just like playing football and wherever they put me, I'm going to be happy to be there."
Ragnow helped pave the way for running back LeGarrette Blount, whose proven success as a power runner could help fix the offense's weakness in short-yardage situations.
"It's a collective effort," Blount said. "You can't do it individually. I can't run over 11 guys.
"They only leave you with one guy to run over. Most of the times you have to beat him. There aren't many guys out there as big as me. I try my best to win that battle."
Recap all the action from Week 1 of OTAs:
OTHER NOTEWORTHY ITEMS:
- Read how kickoffs will be undergoing major rule changes for the 2018 season.
- The Lions were awarded wide receiver Chris Lacy via waivers from the New England Patriots Monday, and signed free agent linebacker Trevor Bates Wednesday.
- Tim Twentyman takes a look at five numbers that need to change in 2018 and five numbers to keep up in 2018.
- Catch up on OTA storylines to follow for each of the four teams in the NFC North.