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NFL Draft: LA Tech’s Jaylon Ferguson is a perfect fit for the Lions

Get to know one of the more underrated edge rushing prospects in the draft. There are no shortages of names when it comes to this year’s class of edge rushers, which is great news for the Detroit Lions who are looking to improve upon their shoddy pass rush unit. One name that would be a nice fit for the Lions, and a name that will continue to garner some buzz as we approach the Senior Bowl, is Louisiana Tech edge rusher, Jaylon Ferguson. Jaylon Ferguson, EDGE, Louisiana Tech 6-foot-4 3/8, 256 pounds 2015 stats: 12 games | 22 solo tackles | 35 total | 15 TFL | 6 sacks | 1 PD | 2 FF2016...

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Open thread: Who are you looking forward to seeing at the Senior Bowl?

Which NFL prospect from the Senior Bowl will you be keeping an eye on. After last week’s East-West Shrine game, the time for college scouting is upon us, and it’s already time for the next big step in the NFL Draft process. This week, well over a hundred players will head down to Alabama for the Senior Bowl. For some, it’s the opportunity to prove the scouts right, for others, it’s their first opportunity to play against some high-level talent and distinguish themselves from other small-school prospects. The Detroit Lions will be down there keeping a close eye on it all. With this...

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NFL Draft Profile: FSU’s Brian Burns is a do-it-all edge defender

If your team values versatility, they’re going to love this Florida State EDGE. We continue our series of looking into how the Detroit Lions could improve their pass rush by looking at Florida State edge player Brian Burns. I say edge rather than mentioning defensive end or linebacker specifically because Burns can—and does—play both. Unlike most people who can stand or drop to the dirt, Burns is actually strong enough in both ways that there’s no significant drop off from one to the other. This will be of great value to many teams since they can vary their defensive looks and...

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2019 Jets Free Agency Profile: Golden Tate

Should the Jets go after Golden Tate? Welcome to the start of the 2019 Jets Free Agency Profile series! Up until the start of the 2019 free agency period in March, I’ll be running through a bunch of names the Jets could potentially bring in with their hoard of cap space. Let’s begin! Name: Golden Tate Birthday/Age: August 2nd, 1988 (age 31 on September 1st) Height/Weight: 5’10, 197 FA type: Unrestricted College: Notre Dame (selected by Seattle at 60th overall in the second round of the 2010 Draft) Team(s): Eagles (2018), Lions (2014-18), Seahawks (2010-13) Position/usage: Slot...

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Detroit Lions: Fans continue to be baffled by Darrell Bevell hiring

Detroit Lions‘ fans continue to scratch their head over the Darrell Bevell hiring. But the real question is; should they be? It is done. The Detroit Lions have made their choice and are now moving on to other staff decisions, as well as preparing for free agency and the draft. After an underwhelming  first season […] Detroit Lions: Fans continue to be baffled by Darrell Bevell hiring - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Detroit Lions: 7-Round 2019 Mock Draft 2.0

The Detroit Lions‘ season ended with an encouraging win over the division rival Green Bay Packers. Now their offseason focus is set on the 2019 NFL Draft. The Detroit Lions are out of playoff contention. And while other NFL teams battle it out in the conference championship games this weekend, Detroit will be focusing on […] Detroit Lions: 7-Round 2019 Mock Draft 2.0 - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Detroit Lions: East-West Shrine showcases NFL draft talent, Senior Bowl

The Detroit Lions offseason continues with a preview of the Shrine Bowl and Senior Bowl and gives us a glimpse of what lies ahead. Game on! The offseason is underway for the Detroit Lions. Kick In the Crotch Weekly has the scoop on everything you need to know about the Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine games! […] Detroit Lions: East-West Shrine showcases NFL draft talent, Senior Bowl - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Detroit Lions headlines: More Darrell Bevell, Free Agent targets

The Detroit Lions are in the midst of their offseason. Here are five of the top headlines about the Pride from across the web. Following another difficult season, the Detroit Lions are firmly focused on improving themselves in 2019. From adding a new offensive coordinator, to key free agents and the upcoming NFL draft; the […] Detroit Lions headlines: More Darrell Bevell, Free Agent targets - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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14 East-West Shrine Game prospects to watch for the Lions

The East-West Shrine Game is the first time we get to see prospects playing against other prospects outside of their college schemes, so lets’ dig deeper. While the Senior Bowl gets the bigger accolades, the East-West Shrine Game is one of the most exciting games to watch during the budding NFL offseason. It’s our first real taste of what some of the NFL prospects can do outside of the bubble of their college schemes, facing other players who are vying for a draft spot and fighting for the right to be selected early by an NFL franchise. Since the game occurs while the NFL playoffs are...

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Lions go linebacker in Mel Kiper’s Mock Draft 1.0

In Kiper’s first mock draft of this offseason, the Lions land the speedy linebacker from LSU. Mel Kiper released his first mock draft of the 2019 class this week, and the outcome was probably not what you would expect. At No. 8, Kiper has the Lions taking LSU linebacker Devin White. White is a speedy and powerful linebacker who has drawn lots of comparisons to current Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis. In his mock, Kiper said: This is a spot to watch for a pass-rusher, as the Lions could part ways with free agent Ezekiel Ansah. In fact, coach Matt Patricia could use improvements at every...

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Mel Kiper’s NFL Mock Draft 1.0 has Detroit Lions going with defense

On Wednesday, the Detroit Lions surprised everyone by hiring Darrell Bevell to be their next offensive coordinator. With that hire in the books, its time to start looking forward to free agency and the 2019 NFL Draft. Embed from ESPN’s Mel Kiper has released his NFL Mock Draft 1.0 and he has the […]

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Detroit Lions film breakdown: Should the Lions bring back Ezekiel Ansah?

Will the Lions 2013 first round pick play another snap in Honolulu blue? The 2013 NFL draft was terrible. The first overall pick was a middling tackle. Only four of the top 15 players selected have even made a Pro Bowl, and many of the highly heralded prospects from that draft class failed entirely in their NFL careers. Despite all of that, a Detroit Lions team that has historically had terrible luck drafting in the first round, landed an absolute star with the fifth overall pick. Ezekiel Ansah was an interesting prospect out of BYU. The defensive end had not played the sport of football...

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5 sleeper EDGE prospects for the Lions to consider in 2019 NFL Draft

There will be plenty of good edge rushers for the Lions to choose from if they don’t decide to grab one on Day 1. The Detroit Lions’ defense had a rough year overall in 2018, but at least saw some improvements near the end of the year, especially versus the run. Unfortunately, their pass rush and their coverage units continued their struggles while the run defense succeeded. I believe that a good defense is built from the trenches outward, and now that the interior line is beginning to look nice, it’s time for the front office to finally add some young talent on the edges and get...

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Century Links 1/17: What Should Seahawks Do at Will Linebacker?

Read! Mychal Kendricks sentencing moved back to April. Wednesday notes: Seahawks eyeing Khalil Hodge? « Seahawks Draft Blog Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks Advance To Third Round Of NFL.com’s ‘Touchdown Celebration Of The Year’The Seahawks advance to the third round of NFL.com’s ‘Touchdown Celebration Of The Year’ tournament. Amid Mychal Kendricks News, What Will Seahawks Do at Weakside Linebacker? - SeahawkMaven.ioOne of Seattle’s biggest offseason questions has become more complex with the postponement of Kendricks’ hearing. Lions hire former Seahawks offensive coordinator...

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Ranking the Lions 21 free agents by re-signability

A look at the Lions’ 21 free agents and how likely they are to re-sign. Before we get into the draft, even before we start dreaming about some of the players available in free agency a couple months from now, the Detroit Lions will have to make some key decisions on their own. 21 different players are currently unsigned for 2019, and while a good chunk of turnover is expected for every season, the Lions would be wise to keep some of these players around. Here’s a look at the 21 potential free agents the Lions will be evaluating, ranked in order of likelihood to be...

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2019 NFL Draft: 5 edge prospects for the Detroit Lions

The Lions have struggled to generate a pass rush for years, and once again they have an opportunity to address that glaring need in the draft. The Detroit Lions faced the 2018 offseason with a glaring need at pass rusher, a weakened interior defensive line, and a perceived strength in the secondary. They face the 2019 offseason with a glaring need at pass rusher, a weakened secondary, and a perceived strength in the interior defensive line. It has been a wild ride, but the team has a huge hole at a position that this draft looks custom built to fill. The pass rusher class looks like a...

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Detroit Lions: Young defender makes 2018 PFWA All-Rookie Team

The Detroit Lions found a real steal in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, landing a defender who was recently elected to the PFWA All-Rookie Team. Following a disappointing 9-7 season, one of the biggest team needs for the Detroit Lions heading into 2018 was believed to be along their defensive line. Especially […] Detroit Lions: Young defender makes 2018 PFWA All-Rookie Team - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Draft profile: Nick Bosa’s unlikely to fall, but still comes with risk

The top player in any draft is never guaranteed, so is it possible Nick Bosa falls into the Lions lap? It’s not as crazy as it sounds, the question is if they’d bite. Most seasons in the NFL, there tends to be a consensus No. 1 overall player, excluding quarterbacks. Sure, draftniks will quibble over a player here and there, but often that top player entering the season remains so barring a staggering drop in production or serious injury. Jadeveon Clowney was the top dog coming into his draft season and even with a huge drop in production and injuries, remained the No. 1 pick in most...

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Mock Draft Monday: 5 different options for the Lions at 8th overall

A look at who some national analysts think the Lions may choose in April’s draft. We’re knee-deep in mock draft season, and with three months until the highly anticipated event, it’s time to start look at what draft analysts all over the world think may happen in the 2019 NFL Draft. We now know that the Lions hold three picks in the first 88 selections of the draft, but who will they select? Between now and then, prospects will move up and down the board based on their NFL Combine performance, Senior Bowl play and other draft related events before April. But for now, let’s take a...

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Kyler Murray declaring for the NFL Draft is good news for the Detroit Lions

The Lions should indirectly benefit from Kyler Murray entering the NFL Draft. We’re still over three months away from the NFL Draft, but on Monday afternoon, news dropped that could send shockwaves down the draft order. Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft. The news comes after Murray was selected ninth overall in the Major League Baseball draft by the Oakland Athletics in 2018. Reports surfaced that the Heisman-winning quarterback was meeting with the Athletics, as the baseball team desperately tried to prevent him from entering the NFL draft. While...

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2019 NFL Draft order: Detroit Lions 3rd round pick set after Eagles eliminated

A look at the Lions’ first three picks. The Divisional Round of the playoffs is over, and 28 of the 32 teams have now seen their seasons come to an unfortunate end. As each team gets eliminated, the order for the 2019 NFL Draft becomes clearer. With the Eagles, Colts, Cowboys and Chargers all eliminated over the weekend, we now know the order of the first 28 picks in the draft. Here’s a look: Cardinals 49ers Jets Raiders Buccaneers Giants Jaguars Lions Bills Broncos Bengals Packers Dolphins Falcons Washington Panthers Browns Vikings Titans Steelers Seahawks Ravens Texans Raiders (from...

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LOOK: Detroit Lions’ 3rd Round NFL Draft slot finalized

When the Detroit Lions traded Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles, they did so for the Eagles third-round pick in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. Embed from At the time of the trade, the Eagles were contending for a playoff spot but had a long way to go. As we know now, the […]

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Detroit Lions get 89th pick in NFL draft from Golden Tate trade

The Detroit Lions have acquired the 89th pick from the Philadelphia Eagles for the trade of Golden Tate. The Lions also have picks No. 8 and 43.        

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2019 NFL Draft order: Arizona Cardinals have first pick, Oakland Raiders control the first round

The Arizona Cardinals may have the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, but the Oakland Raiders will really be the team that defines and controls the first round. With three first round picks, which we know where they all fall at this point, the Raiders can call their shots. Here is what the draft order looks like after the divisional round of the playoffs. Updated 2019 NFL Draft order: 1. Arizona Cardinals 2. San Francisco 49ers 3. New York Jets 4. Oakland Raiders 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6. New York Giants 7. Jacksonville Jaguars 8. Detroit Lions 9. Buffalo Bills 10. Denver Broncos 11....

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Former Detroit Lions’ QB Jake Rudock finds a home

The Detroit Lions selected former Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. During his time with the Lions, he played in just three games while serving as a backup to Matthew Stafford, completed 3 of 5 passes for 24 yards and an interception. Embed from Following the […]

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2019 NFL Draft profile: Deandre Baker could be the shutdown corner that the Lions need

It’s a good year to be looking for a young cornerback. If the Detroit Lions are looking to add a cornerback in the early rounds of the draft, then Deandre Baker is a name worth considering. He is a guy that would fit Patricia’s scheme to a T with his experience and success in press-man coverage. Baker has been mocked to the Lions numerous times and could be the missing link in the secondary that they desperately need. Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia 5-foot-11, 185 pounds 2015 stats: 1 game | 1 solo tackle | 1 total2016 stats: 8 games | 21 solo tackles | 31 total | 1 TFL | 1 sack | 2 INTs | 5...

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Detroit Lions to scout new Alliance of American Football league

The offseason is in full gear and the newest wrinkle has already garnered attention from the Lions’ top brass. The offseason generally marks the time when players rest, but teams jump right into free agency and draft preparations. It has been a pretty consistent cycle for years, but football fans are being introduced to new wrinkles in 2019 and 2020 in the form of several new football leagues. The XFL is slated to make its return in 2020, but the new kid on the block is the Alliance of American Football, which will be kicking off in just a few weeks. It isn't yet clear just how this new...

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Top 10 NFL Draft prospects in the National Championship for the Lions

A look at 10 players in the National Championship that could help the Lions in 2019. If you’re like me, you’re either too busy or too disinterested in the draft during the NFL season to pay much attention to scouting or mock drafts or anything of the like. But now that the Detroit Lions’ season is over, Monday night provides the perfect opportunity to dip your toe into the draft pool. The Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers face off at 8 p.m. ET, and each team is full of potential NFL talent that would could see taken in the first couple days of the draft. So with a specific...