Lions draft hinges on best available and win now

Let’s all presume for a moment, that the Detroit Lions’ primary focus is in fact, to trade up for Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins.  Next, let’s figure that strategy does not gel for any number of reasons, including it was never really on the table in the first place.  What might the alternative consist of?  Good question, and there are tons of acceptable answers here...
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Proposed new Detroit Lions uniform is pretty sweet

Proposed uniform changes for NFL teams is nothing new. Every week, some sort of idea seems to pop up – from radical redesigns to Star Wars themed tweaks to subtle changes. Most are interesting, but fairly laughable. One new batch, however is worth taking a look at. Jesse Alkire, a freelance graphic artist / designer from Chicago, recently put his spin on each NFL team’s uniform...
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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Lawrence Virgil, DT, Valdosta State

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Lawrence Virgil, DT, Valdosta State  How many teams were recruiting you out of high school? There were a good amount of college teams, but I was big on Florida State.  Where did you choose and why? I picked Valdosta State because they stuck with me through the whole process while I […] The post Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Lawrence Virgil...
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Detroit Lions signed a big defensive end today

Today the Detroit Lions signed a pretty big defensive end in George Johnson.  Johnson is a 6’4, 270 pound defensive end, that has a great motor.  He was on the Minnesota Vikings last year, and was a rotational guy. ttwentyman The #Lions have signed DE George Johnson (6-4, 270). He was with the Vikings the […] The post Detroit Lions signed a big defensive end today appeared...
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Ndamukong Suh is becoming a legitimate distraction

The absence of Ndamukong Suh at the Detroit Lions voluntary workouts was honestly no big deal. Sure, it would have been nice to have him there for the press, for familiarity with his new coaches and just to be a part of the team. That aside, no one questions that Suh will be in perfect shape come game time. Now though, Suh has apparently decided to skip mini-camp as well. This is...
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Detroit Lions sign Devin Hester’s cousin

The Detroit Lions signed two cornerbacks today in Nate Ness and Aaron Hester. Hester is a cousin of Atlanta Falcons kick returner Devin Hester. Hester is a 6-foot-2, 198 lbs former UCLA standout was undrafted from UCLA. Nate Ness has been in the NFL bounicing around for quite a bit. Ness has previous stints with […] The post Detroit Lions sign Devin Hester’s cousin appeared...
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Will any of these safeties end up with the Detroit Lions in the 2014 draft?

The Detroit Lions have made moves the last few offseasons to completely overhaul the safety position. While the team could argue it improved, if only in consistency, by releasing often injured Louis Delmas and signing James Ihedigbo to replace him, there is still room for improvement. Before the 2013 the Lions signed free agent safety Glover Quin and are certainly pleased with what...
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Five questions to ponder before Lions' voluntary three-day mini-camp

Jim Caldwell will take the field Tuesday with his team for the first time since becoming the Detroit Lions' new coach. The Lions will conduct a voluntary three-day mini-camp at their team headquarters in Allen Park as part of their off-season program. Over the last couple weeks, the players were involved in conditioning workouts and meetings, during which the coaches began to...
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Detroit Lions: Questions looming over first-round pick

Just like any other April, there are many questions surrounding the Detroit Lions and their first-round selection in the upcoming draft. Uncertainties range from what position to draft, to the possibility of trading up or down, and even whether general manager Marin Mayhew will stick with his “best player available” approach. How it breaks down: Draft ‘em if they’re there...
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National Rewind: Offseason Power Rankings, Detroit Lions mock draft pick, more

While the NBA and NHL playoffs are now in full swing, the NFL never rests. Here are the best national columns from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - The top-10 cornerbacks in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Grading each teams offseason performance so far. (READ) - NFL Mock Draft Round 1 version 1.0 (READ) - The 10 best games on the 2014 NFL schedule ...
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Detroit Lions re-sign C Dominic Raiola

Dominic Raiola is aging, going into his age 36 season, and he looked done as recently as 2010-2011, when he graded out below average on Pro Football Focus in both seasons, including 5th worst among centers in 2010. However, he’s put together back-to-back strong seasons on an overall strong Detroit offensive line over the past two seasons, grading out 13th and 2nd among centers...
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Could the Detroit Lions secondary already be set?

The acquisition of ex-Baltimore Ravens safety James Ihedigbo and the recent re-signing of veteran CB Rashean Mathis may give some insight into how the Detroit Lions might be viewing their current secondary situation. Already flush with coaches who have a rich and successful history of developing young secondary talent, the team now has installed proven mentors and successful leaders...
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How did Mayhew do?

Four years ago, the Detroit Lions drafted six players. Only one -- defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, the No. 2 pick overall -- remains on the team. Three years ago, the Lions drafted five players. Two of them -- defensive tackle Nick Fairley, the 13th pick overall, and running back Mikel Leshoure, a second-rounder -- are still Lions. The team's current lack of depth is clearly...
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NFL Draft: Marqise Lee wants to play for Lions

The Detroit Lions are looking for a wide receiver in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft, and there have been many reports on which player they might be targeting. One report stated that the Lions were looking to trade up for Sammy Watkins, while another said that Mike Evans would be their target without trading up. This time around, it is a player that would like to suit up in a Lions jersey...
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Report: Lions could trade up for a top prospect

According to’s Around the League,  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that the Lions could possibly trade up into the top-five of next month’s draft to land a top prospect.  Let’s start in Detroit, where the Lions loom as candidates to trade into the top five for one of the draft’s top prospects, Rapoport was told. I would think Jadeveon Clowney or Sammy...
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