Found April 29, 2012 on
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The Lions were once again big movers in the draft, trading back and forth positioning themselves to get the players they wanted. Now, before the dust has a chance to settle and actual skill or talented assessment clouds the issue, let's give out some draft grades.
1) 1st round, 23 overall - Riley Reiff - OT Iowa : One of the best offensive lineman in the draft, expected by most to be a top 15 pick. When he dropped to 23, the Lions had to move. Old and shrewd with decades of experience is a great asset if it refers to your coaching staff. But when it is used to describe your offensive line, you have problems. The Lions have the oldest offensive line in the league and they needed to make upgrades. Reiff is strong pass blocker and a quality run blocker. He will make for an instant upgrade to the offensive line. And he can learn from Jeff Backus making for a seemless transition into the left tackle position.
2) 2nd round, 54 overall - Ryan Broyles - WR Oklahom...
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When the Detroit Lions were called to the podium yesterday, even I had no idea whose name guest announcer Calvin Johnson would call. When he said the name Riley Reiff, I probably got more excited than most.
Sure, drafting an offensive lineman doesn’t draw the applause a quarterback does, but it was a major need for Detroit and Reiff can play.
Reiff was considered by most, myself...
Raise your hand if you are waiting for the Detroit Lions to come back to earth and be the Lions that we all have known for so long.
It’s been an interesting turn of events for the Lions in their recent history and as a Cardinals fan, I am happy for them. I know the feeling and frustration of being a perpetual doormat, or being told, we are almost there, just be patient.
The Detroit Lions drafted some bigger names from big-time schools this past weekend. Three players from Oklahoma one from Iowa. And they also took a couple from smaller schools – New Mexico State, Temple and Louisiana-Lafayette. In the sixth round, they drafted a cornerback from Division III Albion College in Albion, Michigan. His name is Chris Greenwood.
The Detroit Lions have selected Louisiana-Lafayette cornerback Dwight Bentley in the third round of the NFL draft.
Detroit drafted Bentley with the 85th overall pick Friday night.
The Lions entered the draft needing help at cornerback, the only position they don't have a starter returning from last season. Detroit lost cornerback Eric Wright in free agency when he signed with...
According to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News, Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore has signed with the Detroit Lions. Undrafted, Moore is presumed to land behind starting quarterback Matthew Stafford and backup Shaun Hill on the depth chart.
In his time with Boise State, Kellen Moore compiled an astonishing 14,667 yards passing, with 142 touchdowns and just 28 interceptions....
The Detroit Lions have found a No. 3 quarterback candidate.
Boise State standout Kellen Moore has agreed to free-agent deal with the Lions after he wasn't picked in the NFL draft. Athletes First spokeswoman Savannah Wall confirmed the agreement on Monday. Moore is represented by agent David Dunn, chairman of Athletes First.
Moore won 50 games in college, a Football Bowl Subdivision...
DETROIT (AP) -- Boise State standout Kellen Moore has agreed to a free-agent deal with Detroit, giving the Lions someone to develop behind starter Matthew Stafford and backup Shaun Hill.
Athletes First spokeswoman Savannah Wall confirmed the agreement on Monday after Moore wasn't picked in last week's NFL draft. Moore is represented by agent David Dunn, chairman of Athletes...
The Detroit Lions may have found their third-string quarterback.
Boise State's Kellen Moore confirmed to the Idaho Statesman Saturday night that he has agreed to join the club as an undrafted free agent.
Moore, not one of the 253 players selected over the last three days of the NFL Draft, is a classic case of an exceptional college player who doesn't necessarily project...
When the Detroit Lions drafted Dwight “Bill” Bentley, cornerback from Louisiana-Lafayette in the third-round, Lions fans everywhere exhaled a sigh of relief. It wasn’t lost on Lions’ GM Martin Mayhew. Analysis and quotes inside ...
The Detroit Lions have selected Albion cornerback Chris Greenwood in the fifth round of the NFL draft.
Greenwood is the first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association player selected in the NFL draft since 1967, when New Orleans selected Albion linebacker Barry Siler in the eighth round.
Detroit drafted him 148th overall Saturday, sending the 158th pick later in the round...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. The Detroit Lions didnt get their much-needed cornerback in Thursday nights first round of the NFL Draft, but they did make a move to try to protect star quarterback Matthew Stafford well into the future.
For only the second time in the last 11 years, the Lions took an offensive lineman in the first round, even though the club has all five starters up front returning...