Lions fans overtake early part of NFL Draft with Jared Goff chants

As could have been expected, Lions' fans overtook the early portion of the NFL Draft with Jared Goff chants.
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Detroit turned out on Thursday night, reaching full capacity for fans and shutting down the gates for the site of the NFL Draft.

According to FOX 2 in Detroit, as of Thursday afternoon the NFL OnePass app broke a record amount of downloads for this draft. The expectation is for over 300,000 people to attend the event, which would break attendance numbers from last year’s draft in Kansas City.

During last season's Wild Card Round game against the Los Angeles Rams, his former team of course and with former Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford coming back as the Rams' signal caller, Jared Goff chants overtook Ford Field. Then they became common at Detroit Red Wings games, Detroit Pistons games, Michigan Wolverines games, Michigan State Spartans games, even Grand Rapids Griffins AHL hockey games.

Commissioner Roger Goodell was roundly booed, of course, when he took the stage in Campius Martis on Thursday night. But Detroit native Eminem joined, followed by Barry Sanders, Jared Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Aidan Hutchinson and Calvin Johnson.

St. Brown took an opportunity to reignite the Goff chants.

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Caleb Williams was of course taken No. 1 overall by the division rival Chicago Bears. Amid the boos for Williams, there were audible Goff chants during his interview with ESPN's Molly McGrath.

After St. Brown and Penei Sewell got their lucrative contract extensions on Wednesday, Goff is next up for a big contract of his own. Perhaps fans were trying to send a little message to the front office, and the early part of the NFL draft was a nice opportunity.

Thursday marked 102 days since the Goff chants started during the Rams' playoff game. Any public opportunity to keep the chants alive has been taken at sporting events, and the draft was just the lates.