Found January 11, 2012 on
Detroit Lions Football:
Brandon Pettigrew doesn't show any major flaws, while Tony Scheffler and Will Heller are great in filling the No. 2 and No. 3 tight end position.
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Here is an early list of potential first round targets for the Detroit Lions, who barring a trade, are scheduled to pick 23rd overall in the first round.
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz is entering the final year of his contract, but general manager Martin Mayhew wants to give him an extension.
The first batch of mock drafts are out since the Lions have been knocked out of the playoffs and locked into picking No. 23 in the first round. Considering the way the season ended, it's no surprise all three have Detroit selecting a cornerback.
Stafford started all 16 games and played nearly every snap for the Detroit Lions while completing 63.5 percent of his passes.
Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson will miss the Pro Bowl because of and injury.
There is a workable mix of youth and experience throughout the roster. The days of annual roster upheaval are over for the Lions. Still, general manager Martin Mayhew faces a daunting offseason. Player notes inside, including update on RB Jahvid Best.
Despite the contention of some who believe the defensive line underperformed in 2011, it was dynamite in key areas for most of the season.
The building blocks for long term success are in place.