WEEK IN REVIEW: Lions take part in rookie transition program

After the veterans left for offseason break last week, the rookies stuck around for the annual rookie transition program.

They took part in several events including a cooking lesson, etiquette dinner, tour of Barry Gordy's personal motown studio and a youth football camp with the Detroit Police Athletic League.

The camp gave the rookies a chance to reflect back on their memories of playing football at a young age, and be a mentor for the current generation.

"That's what makes this so much fun, because my hometown is a small town," linebacker Jarrad Davis said. "I wasn't fortunate enough to have NFL players come and run a camp with me.

"Obviously, I wanted to meet some NFL guys. To put the work in that I put in throughout my life, and knowing what I wanted as a kid, to come out here and give it to these kids, it's the least I can do."

Get to know this year's rookie class with a fun Q&A. This week's participants were defensive end Pat O'Connor and quarterback Brad Kaaya:

Tim Twentyman's annual closest to the pin competition teed off Friday. First up was last year's winner, long snapper Don Muhlbach.

Does he have what it takes to be a repeat champ? Find out below:

And stay tuned to Detroitlions.comall offseason to watch the rest of the contest.


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