Being a Detroit Lions fan is tough. Even though they break my heart every year, I still keep coming back hoping for something different.

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The Detroit Lions and the city of Detroit haven't had much to look forward to or celebrate over recent years. Unless you were cheering on Matthew Stafford as a "Detroit Ram" in Super Bowl 56

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While the City of Detroit will probably never see a Super Bowl championship in my lifetime, there is some great news that came out today.

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Earlier today, the Detroit Lions announced they would be featured on the upcoming season of HBO's 'Hard Knocks".

Then a few hours later, the announcement was made that the City of Detroit was selected by the NFL to host the 2024 NFL draft.

Former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders narrated the video and made an appearance. This is the first time the City of Detroit has hosted the NFL draft. Detroit beat out several NFL cities for the draft including Washington, D.C., and Green Bay.

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Had This To Say About Detroit Hosting The 2024 NFL Draft

The Draft has become a prominent offseason event across the country, and we are excited to work with the Lions and their partners to bring the 2024 NFL Draft to the Motor City. With the help of Visit Detroit, the Detroit Sports Commission and the City of Detroit, the Lions passionate fan base and all visitors will be treated to an incredible three-day experience.

 

Who Have The Lions Chosen With Their 1st Draft Pick In Recent Years?

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2021 - Penei Sewell

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2020 - Jeff Okudah

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2019 - T. J. Hockenson

2018 NFL Draft
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2018 - Frank Ragnow

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2017 - Jarrad Davis

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2016 - Taylor Decker

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2015 - Laken Tomlinson

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2014 - Eric Ebron

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2013 - Ezekiel Ansah

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