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As we get closer and closer to the NFL Draft, there is always a ton of speculations on what exactly what will be happening that day, even though no one, not even the teams themselves, know what is going to happen at this point.During Mel Kiper’s recent mock draft, he had the Lions trading picks with the Chiefs, who have the 1st overall pick this year. Lions general manager saw the draft and even though,like most teams, he doesn’t rule out moving around during draft day, he does deny the possibility of moving up to the 1st overall, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.“There’s a lot going on right now,” Mayhew said. “I think what happens in this process, as you get closer to (next) Thursday, some things start to crystallize a little bit. I think there’s a lot going on. There’s a lot of rumors, speculation; we’re going to trade up to 1, which is not going to happen.Mayhew also says that even though their isn’t a lot of first round talent, there will be more talent then usual in later rounds.He said the Lions have given out fewer first-round grades than usual this year, but that the draft is deep enough that they expect to get first-year impact players with their top three picks, No. 5 in the first round, No. 36 in the second round and No. 65 in the third round.The Lions definitely regressed last year in the eyes of many, after failing to make the playoffs after their success in 2011. Mayhew is right however in regards to the fact that they’ll be able to pick up impact players later on. Even though this draft class is lacking in skill position players, their is a lot of talent along the line positions.Need NFL Tickets?
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The Detroit Lions were the laughing stock of the NFL for a decade. Two years ago things finally came together and they made the playoffs, only to get pounded by the Saints in the first round.
Last year was a huge step backward. They battled injuries on both sides of the ball and the team was never able to pull things together and have a winning season.
The NFL released their 2013 schedule on Thursday night. The Lions’ schedule is below. The Lions’ schedule includes only two games on national TV. In addition to their Thanksgiving game against the Packers, the Lions will host the Ravens on Monday Night Football in December.
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. One analyst has suggested the Detroit Lions move up from the fifth pick overall to No. 1 in next weeks NFL Draft to take Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner.
Another report indicated the Lions actually might try to move back as many as 15 spots or more in an effort to get an additional pick or two later in the draft.
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A week from today, there will be a heated debate on whether the Detroit Lions got the right player with their fifth overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Regardless of the player chosen, not everybody will applaud their first-round pick because there are so many opinions on what the Lions need most.
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Former Detroit Lions kicker Errol Mann died last week at the age of 71 at his home in Missoula, Mont., according to the Missoulian newspaper.
Mann, who used a straight-on kicking style, played for the Lions from 1969-76. He ranks third in club history with 141 field goals.
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Barry Sanders, the Detroit Lions Hall of Fame running back, has eliminated both former San Francisco 49ers greats in a vote to determine who will appear on the cover to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Madden video game.
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The Detroit Lions will host the Green Bay Packers in the 2013 Thanksgiving Day game at Ford Field, per multiple reports. The full NFL schedule will be released at 8 p.m. ET and we’ll have it for you when it’s available.
Week 1: MINNESOTA
Week 2: at Arizona
Week 3: at Washington
Week 4: CHICAGO
Week 5: at Green Bay
Week 6: at Cleveland
Week 7: CINCINNATI
Week 8: DALLAS
Round One (5th overall pick)
OT from Central Michigan – Eric Fisher
Has this pick become obvious or is there still a debate about it? For me I don’t think there’s any debate on it. This pick has to be an offensive lineman whether it’s the two best offensive tackles in the draft in Eric Fisher or Luke Joeckel… or possibly the two best guards in Jonathan Cooper or Chance...
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Green Bay Packers will be playing the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving day.According to NFL source, #Packers are playing #Lions on Thanksgiving Day this year.— tom silverstein (@TomSilverstein) April 18, 2013 Need NFL Tickets?