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Can WR Edwards Be The WR Complement To Johnson?

The Lions have been searching for an explosive receiver to complement Calvin Johnson for several NFL seasons. If receiver Nate Burleson is correct, that search is over, Anwar Richardson of Mlive reports. Burleson believes Lions receiver Patrick Edwards has enough talent and speed to make this offense more explosive in 2013. Detroit added free agent […]

Lions Ink Four Sixth And Seventh Round Picks From 2013 Draft

The Lions have agreed to standard four-year contracts with their four sixth- and seventh-round picks. Virginia Tech receiver Corey Fuller, the highest Lions draft choice to sign, received a $123,000 signing bonus. According to the Baltimore Sun, fellow sixth-rouder Theo Riddick, an all-purpose back from Notre Dame, received a $91,000 bonus, while seventh-rounders Michael Williams […]

Video: What Grade Did The Lions Earn In The 2013 NFL Draft?’s Alex Marvez, Peter Schrager and Laura Okmin on Detroit’s 2013 NFL Draft class.

Lions Close Draft with Selection of Brandon Hepburn

Brandon Hepburn is a relatively unknown prospect from Florida A&M University.  Hepburn is an extremely intelligent young man with some pretty decent movement skills.  He’s got good speed and some really quick feet with decent size. He will be a special teamer and developmental project.

Lions Select TE Michael Williams with the 211th Pick

The Lions did not resugn Will Heller this offseason because they needed to get a cheaper player at that position.  They just drafted his replacement and he might as well be a clone of Heller.  He actually may even be assigned his #89. Williams is a huge tigh end known most for his blocking but […]

Lions Select RB Theo Riddick with the 199th Pick

Theo Riddick will step into the Lions locker room with a chance to make the team as a special teamer and a reserve third down back.  Riddick doesn’t do anything really well, but he doesn’t struggle to do anything either.  He can pass protect, catch the ball and carry the ball well enough, but won’t […]

Lions Select WR Corey Fuller with the 171st Pick

The Lions are at it again, taking a player with a lot of upside but needs some refinement.  Corey Fuller played football in high school but chose to run track at Kansas in college.  He transferred to Virginia Tech and decided he wanted to play football again.  He has great speed and is a very […]

The Lions Select P Sam Martin with the 165th Pick

The Lions drafted P Sam Martin at the end of the 5th round and while many fans will question this pick, I think it was an important pick.  Martin has a big leg and is versatile special teamer.  He is a very capable punter and excels at kickoffs.  While Jason Hanson was extremely accurate, he […]