The five best remaining free agents for the Lions

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Day One of NFL free agency was a whirlwind and then some. The late Bill Paxton would need to develop a whole new Dorothy system to register what happened once the dust settled. For the NFL, day one is just the start of it which means day two will be even harder.

The Lions and Brad Holmes came out the gates slower than most but they quickly came up with a very productive day.

The trade for Carlton Davis was the biggest move but the signing of Marcus Davenport shouldn’t be ignored. Yes, they lost Jonah Jackson but his massive deal was never going to be a thing in Detroit. The Davenport and Davis moves almost guarantee the interior offensive line gets addressed in round one come the NFL Draft.

On that note, who are some other free agents that could alter draft plans? Here are the five best free agents heading into day two.

Kendall Fuller, Cornerback

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Notable Stats:

  • 79 tackles
  • Two interceptions
  • Nine pass deflections

PFF Ranking

  • 83.1 Grade, 7th ranked cornerback

PFF Projected Contract

  • Three years, $40 million

D.J. Reader, Defensive Line

Notable Stats:

  • 34 tackles
  • Seven quarterback hits
  • One sack

PFF Ranking

  • 82.2 PFF Grade, 11th-ranked defensive lineman

PFF Projected Contract

  • Three years, $45 million

Kevin Zeitler, Guard

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PFF Ranking and Grades

  • 71.6 Grade, 15th ranked guard
  • 82.3 pass-blocking grade
  • 62.4 run-blocking grade

PFF Projected Contract

  • Two years, $15 million

Kenny Moore II, Defensive back

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II (23) warms up, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024, before a game against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Notable Stats:

  • 93 tackles
  • Three interceptions
  • Six pass deflections

PFF Ranking

  • 77.4 Grade, 18th ranked cornerback

PFF Projected Contract

  • Two years, $13.5 million

Sheldon Rankins, Defensive Line

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Notable Stats:

  • 37 tackles
  • Nine tackles for loss
  • Six sacks

PFF Ranking

  • 62.7 Grade, 51st-ranked defensive lineman

PFF Projected Contract

  • Two years, $20 million

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