Found April 30, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
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: DetroitLions.com It was also evident the club coveted the BYU product after Ezekiel Ansah established himself as a lock for the Top 10 at the Senior Bowl, where he was also coached by Jim Schwartz and the rest of the Lions’ staff. Moreover, the loss of Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch was a clear indication the Lions were looking to add new, fresh talent on the defensive line and GM Martin Mayhew tends to take the best player available. The raw, but NFL-ready run defender who has drawn plenty of comparisons to Jason Pierre-Paul was also projected to land with Detroit in my final 2013 NFL Mock Draft and provides a big boost to Detroit’s pass rush. Detroit’s seco...
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