The Lions continued their offseason workout program with phase two beginning this past week.
During phase two, on-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a "separates" basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.
There's a lot of buzz and questions regarding what the 2018 Lions will look like, and where players will be lining up, but defensive back Quandre Diggs said this week it's too early to worry about all of that.
"We're just trying to learn the defense as a whole and no matter what position I play, I learn everything," Diggs said Thursday during media availability. "I've been like that since I've gotten here. I like to learn corner, nickel, safety, dime. I like to learn it all.
"I just like to play ball and go out and compete and wherever they put me every week I'm going to compete and I'm going to do my best to win that matchup."
While we don't know exactly what Detroit's defense will look like, defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni did give Lions fans a glimpse of what to expect at last week's Miller Lite draft party.
"It's going to be a fundamentally very sound football team," he said. "We want to play smart, we want to play tough and we want to be the best conditioned team on the field every week. We don't want to beat ourselves."
LIONS TRADE AKEEM SPENCE
The Lions announced Thursday that they have traded defensive tackle Akeem Spence to the Miami Dolphins for an undisclosed 2019 draft pick.
Spence's departure leaves the team a little light at defensive tackle, but general manager Bob Quinn is always on the lookout to add talent to the roster.
"Yeah, there's a few vets that we've been talking to the last couple weeks, so I think we'll revisit some of those conversations," Quinn said following the draft last week. "Just because the draft's over doesn't mean the needs are done, you know.
"Like I always say, there's free agents out there, there's street guys, we're setting up tryouts for rookie minicamp, so we're always trying to churn the roster. There's guys available."
2018 NFL DRAFT ANALYSIS
It's been a week since the conclusion of the 2018 NFL draft. It's also been plenty of time for analysts both locally and nationally to weigh in on the results.
Check out some of the draft analysis and recap highlights below:
OTHER NOTEWORTHY ITEMS:
- Read why wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. is looking at the present – not the past, and not anything much further in the future than the workout he's doing on a given day.
- You can add offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter to the list of people who are excited to see what wide receiver Kenny Golladay can do in year two.