A few Lions rookies are already getting some postseason honors.
- Several publications are starting to come out with their All-Pro teams for 2017. While the “official” AP All-Pro teams have yet to be released, respected site Pro Football Journal named both their All-Pro and rookie All-Pro teams. The Detroit Lions had a few players named to the teams:
Detroit Lions rookie Jamal Agnew was named first-team All-Pro and All-Rookie punt returner by Pro Football Journal. Jarrad Davis was All-Rookie first team inside linebacker, and WR Kenny Golladay was second team All-Rookie.— Mike O'Hara (@MikeOHaraNFL) January 3, 2018
(You can view the full All-Rookie team here, and the All-Pro team here).
- Pro Football Focus also released their All-Pro teams. Only kicker Matt Prater made their first team, but safety Glover Quin was named second-team All Pro behind Vikings safety Harrison Smith and Bears safety Adrian Amos. Surprisingly, Jamal Agnew did not make the first or second team as the kick/punt returner.
- The Lions’ amazing two-point conversion attempt was a thing of beauty on its own, but the celebration from Golden Tate and Matthew Stafford afterwards may have been even better:
Matthew Stafford’s most impressive completion on Sunday didn’t even show up in the box score. pic.twitter.com/aV8yOQ1AGO— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 2, 2018
- Kerry Hyder Jr. spoke to the media for the first time in months after suffering a season-ending Achilles injury in the preseason. “I’m not going to let anything stop me,” he said regarding his rehab.
- Jamal Agnew is the latest Detroit Lion to offer his thanks to former coach Jim Caldwell:
GREAT coach, even better mentor #thankyouJim— Mal (@jamalagnew) January 2, 2018
- Lions tight end Darren Fells was mic’d up for Sunday’s finale against the Green Bay Packers.
- Here are the highest graded Lions players from 2017:
Top graded #Lions offensive players of 2017:— Brett Whitefield (@PFF_Brett) January 2, 2018
Golden Tate - 86.4
Matthew Stafford - 83.3
Marvin Jones - 82.2
Rick Wagner - 81.9
Top graded #Lions defenders of 2017:— Brett Whitefield (@PFF_Brett) January 2, 2018
Glover Quin - 89.0
Darius Slay - 87.4
Ziggy Ansah - 80.1
Anthony Zettel - 79.9 https://t.co/384Lr9jKtE