Today is a day the city of Detroit has been prepping for many weeks. Today's NFL draft, being held in Detroit for the first time, has thrust our city into the spotlight in a way that many have not seen before. This spotlight has led to the city getting a bit of a facelift with a new sign, and now our state governor is getting in on the hype train too.


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NFL Draft

The Lion's stellar season was arguably the best story to come out of the NFL last season.  As a result, the NFL is bringing the NFL Draft to the city of Detroit. With all the attention coming to the city, this is the chance to show the country the rebound that Detroit has been experiencing over the years. Most people use the city as the butt of a joke, but now there's a chance to show everyone that Detroit is not the same city it used to be.

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Governor Whitmer Gets In On The Action

To commemorate the hype around Lions Draft Day, Governor Whitmer took to X (formerly Twitter) to show off her art skills by free-hand painting the Lion's logo. Her commentary throughout the 45-second video is pretty entertaining, but it's the final product that is the most worthwhile part of the video.


Her painting probably won't win any awards, but it's nice seeing such public support for the event from Governor Whitmer. The NFL Draft live in Detroit kicks off tonight, April 25th, at 8 pm on ESPN and ABC.


Detroit Lions First Round Picks since 2000

The Detroit Lions don't have a ton of drafting success to look back on, but the first round of the NFL Draft is always an exciting venture. At the very least, this list gets more and more pleasing as it nears the present day. These are the Detroit Lions first-round picks since 2000.

Gallery Credit: Jacob Harrison

Things That Didn't Exist Last Time The Lions Played In The-NFC Championship

I've found 32 things that didn't exist or weren't invented the last time the Lions appeared in the NFC Championship 32 years ago.

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