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2015 POD Community Mock Draft: Where readers are the general managers

The 2015 Pride Of Detroit Community Mock Draft includes two full rounds of readers making picks. With this year's NFL Draft fast approaching, the time has come to get the 2015 POD Community Mock Draft rolling. Here are the details on how you can get involved: What is the POD Community Mock Draft? It's an annual mock draft that is based on picks from Pride Of Detroit readers. It spans the first two rounds of the actual draft order, and each pick in the first round is given an individual post for discussion and feedback. (Note: This year, in order to increase the efficiency of this mock...

Lions privately work out Eric Rowe, Brian Blechen

The Detroit Lions privately worked out a pair of Utah defensive backs earlier this week. The 2015 NFL Draft is fast approaching, and things like pro days and pre-draft visits are generating a lot of headlines right now. Those aren't the only aspects of the evaluation process for the draft, though. Teams are also busy holding private workouts with players. Case in point: The Detroit Lions privately worked out Utah cornerback Eric Rowe and safety Brian Blechen earlier this week, according to the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett. Specifically, the Lions sent cornerbacks coach Tony Oden to...

Stephen Tulloch expected to remain starting middle linebacker

Once he's healthy, Stephen Tulloch will likely step back into his starting middle linebacker role. After Stephen Tulloch went down with a torn ACL last season, the Detroit Lions called upon Tahir Whitehead to step in at middle linebacker. Whitehead used an outstanding preseason to emerge as the Lions' starting strongside linebacker, but he slid inside for the majority of the season and ended up performing extremely well. This year, given how well Whitehead played, there was some thought that Tulloch could become a cap casualty. That didn't end up happening, though, and the Lions...

Lions host Breshad Perriman for pre-draft visit

The Detroit Lions brought in UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman for a pre-draft visit on Wednesday. Last week, UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman made headlines by running a blazing 40-yard dash at his pro day. His time was unofficial, but the consensus seems to be that he ran somewhere in the 4.20s. Even if that's not 100 percent accurate, it's clear that Perriman impressed the Detroit Lions scouts who were in attendance given their reaction to his run. On Wednesday, the Lions got another up-close look at Perriman, who is the son of former Detroit wide receiver Brett Perriman,...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 10 hours ago

2015 NFL mock draft: Why I picked D.J. Humphries for Lions

I went with Florida offensive tackle D.J. Humphries for the Detroit Lions in SB Nation's 2015 NFL writers mock draft. Here's why. The 2015 SB Nation NFL writers mock draft is underway. Once again, I am serving as the Detroit Lions' general manager in this mock draft, and with the 23rd overall pick, I decided to select Florida offensive tackle D.J. Humphries. Why Humphries? Three main factors led to this pick: 1. The offensive line needs to be better Quite simply, the O-line needs an upgrade of some kind after their performance last season. That upgrade could come in the form of a new left...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 13 hours ago

Lions notes: Riley Reiff, mock drafts, more

Lions notes looks at Riley Reiff, a couple of new mock drafts and much more. With all of the talk recently about which position Riley Reiff will play in 2015, what are his thoughts on the matter? Here's what Reiff told The Daily Republic: "People get overhyped about it, but I don't care. I like playing, and wherever they want to put me, that's fine. I'll play." Some Detroit Lions scouts had a pretty great reaction to UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman's 40-yard dash at his pro day. (And yes, Breshad is the son of former Lions wide receiver Brett Perriman.) SB Nation's latest 2015...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 16 hours ago

2015 NFL mock draft: Seven-round mock for Lions

Let's examine a seven-round mock draft for the Detroit Lions. Last month, I put together five different mock draft scenarios for the Detroit Lions that focused on the first three rounds. Now, with the entire 2015 NFL Draft order set, let's turn our attention to a seven-round mock draft for the Lions. Using First-Pick.com, I made the following selections for the Lions: Round 1 - Pick No. 23 (23): OT Andrus Peat (Stanford) If a top offensive tackle falls to the 23rd overall pick, it will be tough for the Lions to pass on him. In this case, it was really a no-brainer to take Peat, as he...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 18 hours ago

Wednesday Lions open thread

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Pride Of Detroit Mar 31, 2015

2015 Best Detroit Lions Name Tournament (Round 2, Part 2)

The second round of our Best Detroit Lions Name Tournament comes to a close. Vote now! The first part of the second round of the Best Detroit Lions Name Tournament saw two mighty three seeds fall (Tahir Whitehead and Taylor Boggs). While I may not agree with some of these choices, I respect the process enough to accept my fate. The NCAA tournament doesn't always find the best team in college basketball, but it is always entertaining. That being said, let's turn to the right side of the bracket: 1 Joique Bell vs. 9 DeAndre Levy Part 2 of this round kicks off with a brutal...

Video: DeAndre Levy goes wing walking

There is now video of DeAndre Levy's wing walk. It is quite a sight. On Monday, we highlighted DeAndre Levy's most recent offseason adventure: wing walking. At the time, we only had photos of Levy taking a walk on a moving plane, but now there is video that takes this particular adventure to a whole other level. Check it out (via the Detroit Lions): This is both insanely awesome and insanely frightening. I mean, look at this view: The Dos Equis guy has nothing on DeAndre Levy.

Lions approval poll: Martin Mayhew (March 2015)

Do you approve of the job Martin Mayhew is doing as general manager of the Detroit Lions? Vote now. It's been a very, well, interesting last month or so for the Detroit Lions. Free agency hasn't exactly produced many fireworks for the Lions in the sense that they went out and signed a bunch of players, but there have been quite a few notable developments, mainly at defensive tackle. How have those developments affected your view of Lions general manager Martin Mayhew? Based on his approval rating dropping to 71 percent in February, it seems like the mere possibility of losing certain...

Kellen Moore in the mix for backup quarterback job?

It looks like the Detroit Lions might have an actual competition for the backup quarterback job this year. After re-signing both Dan Orlovsky and Kellen Moore this offseason, the Detroit Lions have the same top three at quarterback as last year. This year, however, the order of that top three could be a bit different depending on what happens in training camp and the preseason. We know Matthew Stafford will remain atop the depth chart, but there's no guarantee that Orlovsky will remain the No. 2 quarterback. Mayhew expects Kellen Moore to have a chance to compete for No 2 QB job — Kyle...

Lions notes: Golden Tate, Jim Washburn, more

Lions notes looks at Golden Tate, Jim Washburn and much more. It sounds like the Detroit Lions might actually give Golden Tate an opportunity to return punts this year. Caldwell on Golden Tate returning punts: "I would suspect at some point in time he’s going to play a role for us in that area." — Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) March 25, 2015 I can't imagine Tate will become the full-time returner, but perhaps the Lions will use him on a situational basis like they did in their playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. Lions defensive line coach Jim Washburn is going to miss some...
Pride Of Detroit Mar 30, 2015

2015 Best Detroit Lions Name Tournament (Round 2, Part 1)

We move to the second round of the Detroit Lions Name Tournament, where the names get better and the decisions get harder. Vote now! The first-round dust has settled and we are left with 32 competitors. Round 1 of the Detroit Lions Name Tournament saw the demise of many heroes (RIP Larry Warford) and the failed opportunities for those finally given a chance (you just need a change of scenery, Kellen Moore). In the end, the fans have spoken, and I truly believe we are left with the best 32 names on the Lions' roster. Here's a look at the updated bracket: Round 2 will be split into...
Pride Of Detroit Mar 30, 2015

2015 NFL Draft rankings: Top 10 defensive tackles

Ranking the top 10 defensive tackles in this year's NFL Draft. 1. Leonard Williams (USC) | 6-foot-5, 302 pounds Many consider Williams to be not only the top defensive tackle, but the No. 1 overall prospect in this year’s draft. He’s truly a gifted athlete with elite power. The way he latches on and throws offensive linemen to the side will certainly "wow" you on tape, and I’d have to imagine he’s selected within the top two picks. Projection: Top-5 pick (CBS Sports)Grade: 7.6 (NFL.com) 2. Danny Shelton (Washington) | 6-foot-2, 339 pounds Shelton is huge. He’ll likely be limited...

DeAndre Levy: The most interesting man in the world

DeAndre Levy continues to be the most interesting man in the world. If you've never visited DeAndre Levy's Instagram page before, you're seriously missing out. During the offseason, Levy transforms from Detroit Lions linebacker to the most interesting man in the world. Don't believe me? Just look at Levy's recap of his 2014 offseason: Not ready for the offseason yet, but last year's included riding horses in exotic locales, hiking and sleeping atop a dark cold mountain for two nights, volcanic craters, sledding down an active volcano, cockfights, and saving a woman from a rushing...

Lions host Cedric Ogbuehi for pre-draft visit

The Detroit Lions brought in Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi for a pre-draft visit on Monday. With the NFL owners meetings taking place in Arizona last week, the Detroit Lions did not host any prospects for pre-draft visits. This week, however, they have already resumed their pre-draft visits by bringing in Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi. Ogbuehi is an interesting prospect simply because his stock has been so up and down over the last year. Had he gone pro a year ago, Ogbuehi would have at the very least been a first-round pick, and he very well could have been taken...

Sign up for the 2015 POD Community Mock Draft

Want to take part in the 2015 POD Community Mock Draft? Sign up now! With this year's NFL Draft fast approaching, the time has come to get the 2015 POD Community Mock Draft rolling. Here are the details on how you can get involved: What is the POD Community Mock Draft? It's an annual mock draft that is based on picks from Pride Of Detroit readers. It spans the first two rounds of the actual draft order, and each pick in the first round is given an individual post for discussion and feedback. (Note: This year, in order to increase the efficiency of this mock draft, only the Lions' pick will...

Where the Lions roster stands as of March 30

A look at where the Detroit Lions roster stands as of March 30. Below is a rundown of the Detroit Lions roster as of March 30. It includes players who are under contract and players who have been tendered a contract offer. Check it out: Position Player 2015 cap hit Final year Position Player 2015 cap hit Final year QB Matthew Stafford $17,721,250 2017 DE Ziggy Ansah $5,071,228 2016+TO Dan Orlovsky $665,000 2015 Jason Jones $3,983,334 2015 Kellen Moore $830,000 2016 George Johnson (unsigned) $1,542,000 2015 RB Joique Bell $3,500,000 2016 Darryl...

Lions notes: Jim Bob Cooter, coaching staff update, more

Lions notes looks at Jim Bob Cooter, an update on the team's coaching staff and much more. The Detroit Lions' official site put together a really interesting video of quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter breaking down Matthew Stafford's top three plays of 2014. Here's an update on the Lions' coaching staff: According to the team's site, Lions have promoted QC coach Matt Raich to a DE assistant. Evan Rothstein gets a bump to offensive assistant. — Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) March 23, 2015 Mike O'Hara recently caught up with former Lions linebacker Chris Spielman to get his...

Lions Player News

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    Joe Lombardi: Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford was safe to a fault last year, will take more shots in 2015

  • 1 Haloti Ngata

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    Steve Bisciotti talks about possibility of Haloti Ngata returning, tampering questions arise

  • 1 Rashean Mathis

    Rashean Mathis

    Detroit Lions 2015 NFL draft prospect: UConn CB Byron Jones

  • 1 Ryan Broyles

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    Detroit Lions look forward to seeing healthy Ryan Broyles

  • 1 DeAndre Levy

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    Detroit Lions' DeAndre Levy on a wing and a prayer

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