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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Alex Johnson, DE/OLB, Old Dominion

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Alex Johnson, DE/OLB, Old Dominion  How many teams were recruiting you out of high school? There were no teams that recruited me out of Buckingham County High School. However, I was accepted in the Post Graduate Program at Fork Union Military Academy. While there, I was recruited by University of Kentucky, […] The post Draft Diamonds Prospect...
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Ndamukong Suh should be there

The most disturbing aspect of Ndamukong Suh's absence from the Detroit Lions' voluntary offseason program isn't that he isn't there. It's that his team doesn't have the courage to forcefully question that choice. This essentially is one more example of why this franchise has enjoyed only two winning seasons in the past 16 years. It's also the first indication...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could the Detroit Lions secondary already be set?

The acquisition of ex-Baltimore Ravens safety James Ihedigbo and the recent re-signing of veteran CB Rashean Mathis may give some insight into how the Detroit Lions might be viewing their current secondary situation. Already flush with coaches who have a rich and successful history of developing young secondary talent, the team now has installed proven mentors and successful leaders...
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How did Mayhew do?

Four years ago, the Detroit Lions drafted six players. Only one -- defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, the No. 2 pick overall -- remains on the team. Three years ago, the Lions drafted five players. Two of them -- defensive tackle Nick Fairley, the 13th pick overall, and running back Mikel Leshoure, a second-rounder -- are still Lions. The team's current lack of depth is clearly...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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Detroit Lions 2014 Draft Preview: Sammy Watkins

For this 2014 Detroit Lions draft preview, we’re just going to dive right in.  There’s a lot I want to cover about this guy and a lot of people have VERY strong opinions as to whether or not we should move up to grab him.  This prospect being Sammy Watkins.  So as we know, our receivers last year were at best; bad and at worst; awful.  We led the league in drops with 44...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions excited to see what Jeremy Ross can do after full offseason in Detroit

Golden Tate was the best punt returner in the NFL last season, if you believe ProFootballFocus. And a lot of people do. Tate wants to continue to return punts for the Detroit Lions, which might seem like a no-brainer. Only problem: The Lions really like the old guy too. Jeremy Ross was among the team's biggest surprises last season. He went from being cut by the Packers in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Marqise Lee wants to play for Lions

The Detroit Lions are looking for a wide receiver in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft, and there have been many reports on which player they might be targeting. One report stated that the Lions were looking to trade up for Sammy Watkins, while another said that Mike Evans would be their target without trading up. This time around, it is a player that would like to suit up in a Lions jersey...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lions could trade up for a top prospect

According to NFL.com’s Around the League,  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that the Lions could possibly trade up into the top-five of next month’s draft to land a top prospect.  Let’s start in Detroit, where the Lions loom as candidates to trade into the top five for one of the draft’s top prospects, Rapoport was told. I would think Jadeveon Clowney or Sammy...
Via Pro Football Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions involved in one of the 10 best games on 2014 NFL schedule

After much anticipation, it is now believed that the NFL will release its 2014 schedule on Tuesday, April 22. At that point, we’ll find who plays who, from Week 1 to Week 17, including all of the primetime and national TV games; that’ll provide fans with somewhat of a road map for the season. But some games are going to be so attractive that it doesn’t matter when they’re...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions have one of the best tight ends in the 2014 Draft in today for pre-draft visit

Today the Detroit Lions are hosting one of the best tight ends in the entire 2014 NFL Draft.  C.J. Fiedorowicz the former Iowa wide out caught 26 passes for 253 yards and led the team with six touchdowns last year. At 6-foot-5, 265 pounds, Fiedorowicz is a proven big-school player who thrived in the ultra-physical […] The post Detroit Lions have one of the best tight ends in the...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Lombardi will determine if Golden Tate roars as a Detroit Lion

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate is excited to work with new OC Joe Lombardi this autumn. The 25-year-old Tate, who inked a five-year deal worth $31 million to become a Lion in March, expects to be used by Lombardi like Lance Moore was with the Saints. Since being taken out of Notre Dame with the 60th pick in the 2010 draft, Tate has caught 165 balls for 2,195 yards and 15...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cover32 staff does its mock draft; Detroit Lions end up with a cornerback

The cover32.com staff got together and bestowed upon ourselves the honor of playing general manager for each of our hometown teams. So, for one day, I was able to take the reigns away from Martin Mayhew and Tom Lewand, if only in an imaginary sense. Each editor at cover32.com was given the task of selecting their respective teams first round pick. As the Detroit Lions had the 10th...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions plan a one-two punch with Bush, Bell

The Detriot Lions plan on splitting time between running backs Reggie Bush and Joique Bell, offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said, via the Detroit Free Press. “[T]his game is a violent game anymore and it’s hard for one running back to get all the carries,” Lombardi said. “So much like they did last year, I see these guys kind of having a split role and both being very...
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Detroit Lions are hosting Draft Prospect John Brown for a pre-draft visit

Today the Detroit Lions are hosting wide receiver John Brown from Pittsburg State Gorillas. NFL Draft Diamonds has learned that John Brown will have a pre-draft visit with the Detroit Lions and their training staff. Brown’s stock is soaring after a phenomenal the East-West Shrine game, and NFL scouting combine where he ran a 4.3 […] The post Detroit Lions are hosting Draft Prospect...
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Power Rankings: Detroit Lions have had one of worst offseasons in NFL so far

Since the 2013 NFL season ended 10 weeks ago, every team in the NFL has made changes. Both winners and losers from last year have been busy making adjustments. Some have revamped their coaching staff. Some have turned over their roster. Some have done a little bit of both. But none, not a single one, have stood pat. During this firestorm of activity, every team believes they’ve...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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