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Today is Friday, April 29, 2016, and the Lions took their first pick in the draft last night. Bob Quinn went for Ohio State offensive tackle Taylor Decker, all 6-foot-7, 310 pounds of him, with the 16th overall pick.  The Lions desperately needed a tackle, and while they didn’t get the best one – he was the fourth taken – they grabbed him quickly, not using their full 10 minutes to decide.

Taylor Decker shares the stage with Roger Goodell Thursday night in Chicago.

The draft continues today and tomorrow. So, Lions fans, how do you feel about Quinn's plan so far? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @detroitnews.

Here's what else is making news today:

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Putting a price tag on 'Gilbertville'

A new reality

  • Something to think about: Just about every company, no matter its scale, is becoming a tech company. Not necessarily because of the products they make or the services they provide, but because of how they use technology to work and to engage employees to maintain a competitive edge. Daniel Howes explains. 

Did race play a role?

A win for Coach Jim

  • After considerable hand-wringing and sometimes angry national debate, satellite camps are back on. The NCAA Board of Governors, meeting Thursday in Indianapolis, rescinded the decision to ban Football Bowl Subdivision coaches from holding or working at satellite camps.
  • Curtis Blackwell, co-founder of the Detroit-based Sound Mind Sound Body Academy, was overjoyed by the decision to allow satellite camps and called it a victory for high school student athletes

Real-life 'Homeward Bound'

  • Tracy Dove assumed the worst after her 1-year-old dog named Charlie disappeared in 2006. Days without the animal turned into years, and Dove figured the brown-and-white pointer was dead. Then, last week, her phone rang.

Summer sizzlers 

Red (Jason Sudeikis) enjoys lunch alone in the park in “Angry Birds.”

Dish and Design is back

  • The Detroit News Homestyle staff’s popular Dish & Design – a series of evening events for our readers that combines great food and design tips – returns to EuroAmerica Design in Troy from 5 to 9  p.m. May 11. Get tickets here or enter to win them here

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