The Detroit Lions' season came to a end with a rough loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. But the future is very bright, and Dan Campbell's team is not going away.
The pre-draft process is going now, with the East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl coming this week. Late-April in Detroit for the 2024 NFL Draft will be here before we know it.
Of course with each playoff win the Lions' 2024 first-round pick dropped. With the loss in the NFC title game, it's now locked into being No. 29 overall.
The last time the Lions had a pick in the 20s, they drafted center Frank Ragnow (No. 20 overall in 2018). They have never held the 29th overall pick before.
That first round pick is the only firmly slotted for the Lions, or any other team. Compensatory picks for losing free agents last offseason or making a minority hire have to be awarded, and that can/will change the pick places in Rounds 2-7.
Detroit Lions 2024 NFL Draft order: Where will the Lions pick?
With one more reminder that beyond the first round it's not fully official right now, here's where the Lions are currently set to have their picks in the 2024 NFL Draft.
- First Round: No. 29 overall
- Second Round: No. 61 overall
- Third Round: No. 73 overall (from the Vikings in the T.J. Hockenson trade)
- Third Round: No. 92 overall (No. 93 if Dolphins hadn't forfeited their 2023 third-round pick)
- Fifth Round: No. 162 overall
- Sixth Round: No. 206 overall
- Seventh Round: No. 246 overall
The Lions sent their 2024 fourth-round pick to the Vikings in the Hockenson trade. What could have been as low as a fifth-round pick they got back in the deal became a third-round pick based on Minnesota not winning a playoff game this year or last year.