Found May 01, 2013 on Detroit Sports 360:
PLAYERS: Ezekiel Ansah
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
With the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions selected BYU DE Ezekiel Ansah. It was a highly questionable pick. Ansah has a big up side but the Lions need guys who can come in and produce right now. They did not need another project and never mind their poor track record when [...]

Lions get assist from Kyle Vanden Bosch?

One of the smartest things the Detroit Lions could do now would be to send Jim Schwartz on another draft mission:  go talk with Kyle Vanden Bosch once again.  But this time, the conversation might revolve around making KVB a “mentor-coach” for the team. Kyle Vanden Bosch’s skills as a defensive end are undeniable, however age and injuries have worked to limit his effectiveness...

Detroit Lions Take Leaps of Faith in 2013 NFL Draft

The Detroit Lions did a pretty solid job addressing the majority of their needs in the 2013 NFL Draft. While some suggest their first-round selection was a reach, the move was expected after the top three offensive tackles were snatched up by the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles. Photo Credit: It was also evident the club coveted...

Lions sign 10 undrafted free agents

One of the most underrated post draft activities is the chase for undrafted free agents. Teams can find diamonds in the rough by combing though their draft boards and finding out who is left. According to, in the everlasting quest for talent, the Lions have signed 10 rookie free agents. Ohio C Skyler Allen Western Michigan QB Alex Carder East Carolina...

Report: Riley Rieff to start at left tackle for the Detroit Lions this season

After a big shake up to the Detroit Lion’s offensive line this offseason led to uncertainty as to who would play left tackle, through Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions confirmed that last year’s first round pick, Riley Reiff will start at left tackle this season. Birkett mentions guard as another position the Lions considered playing Reiff at. Reiff’s position...

Watch Barry Sanders’ high school highlights (VIDEO)

Barry Sanders – the newest cover boy for Madden ’25 – shared this awesome video to his official YouTube page yesterday, showing highlights from his playing days back at Wichita North High School in Kansas. It contains a lot of grainy, mid-80′s quality video, but you can still get a sense of just how special Sanders – wearing number 3 – was, even at a young age. Now for...

Lions GM Martin Mayhew on Tim Tebow: 'never say never'

While other teams are responding with a "hell no" when asked about the possibility of recently cut Tim Tebow joining their team, Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew wasn't quite so adamant about it. If fact, he's open to it... only slightly, saying "I feel good about our quarterbacks right now... We’ve got four on our roster and we typically go with four. ...

Does sorry make it better for Ronnell Lewis?

Ronnell Lewis walked into Martin Mayhew’s office and offered up an apology for the foolishness that put him in jail in Norman , Oklahoma two weekends ago. Everything is good, right?  Maybe.  Maybe not, but it took a relatively big man to swallow a little pride and stand contritely before the General Manager and state that he was wrong and apologize for his actions. According...

Video: Barry Sanders high school highlight tape

Former Detroit Lions great and Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders was the most enjoyable player to watch during his 10-year career. All eyes were on Barry when the Lions were on offense, because there was a good chance you were about to see something special. All eyes on the field were on Barry too, but that really didn’t matter too often. Barry perfected his unique running...

Detroit Lions 2013 NFL Draft breakdown

In recent years, general manager Martin Mayhew and the Detroit Lions have used the draft philosophy of taking the best player available, and for the most part, it has paid off. But following the departure of Cliff Avril, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Lawrence Jackson, and Sammie Hill, it was clear that the Lions needed to reload along the defensive front and take a more need-based approach...

A look at the Detroit Lions Day 3 picks

The Detroit Lions were busy on Day 3 of the 2013 NFL Draft, selecting six players in total. Since we’ve already taken a look at defensive end Devin Taylor out of South Carolina, Detroit’s fourth-round selection, let’s get a feel for what general manager Martin Mayhew accomplished with the remaining five picks. Day 3 picks [...]The post A look at the Detroit Lions Day 3 picks...

2013 NFL Draft Team Grades: Detroit Lions

First Round: Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU With the three big tackles off the board, the Lions pretty much had no choice but to go pass rusher here. Ansah certainly has some bust potential, but he also has crazy athleticism and could be JPP 2.0, according to many scouts. If they can get the most out of him, he will be a big difference maker on the defensive side of the ball for Detroit...

Getting to know the newest Detroit Lion: Darius Slay

The more and more I read and watch film on Darius Slay, the more and more I think the Detroit Lions made a very astute pick in the second round of the NFL draft. The potential here is this,  Slay, out of Mississippi State, could fill two needs on this team from day one. He [...]

Lions finally harvest SEC talent

FOUR-DOWN TERRITORY First down: The SEC has long been considered the most talented conference in college football, but the Detroit Lions hadnt been taking advantage of it. That is, until this year. The Lions had drafted only three SEC players -- cornerback Ramzee Robinson (Alabama) in the seventh round in 2007, quarterback Matthew Stafford (Georgia) with the first pick overall...
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