Detroit Free Press - Lions' NFL Draft philosophy unlikely to change
The Lions have far fewer holes in their roster than they did three years ago, when Martin Mayhew took over as general manager and made "best player available" part of the draft lexicon.
Hogs Haven - Early Senior Bowl preview: Players who Shanahan might be coaching in Mobile and D.C.
With Mike Shanahan set to coach the South squad at the Senior Bowl later this month, I thought I'd take a look at some players that will be on his team that might look good in Burgundy and Gold. Right now i'll only focus on players who will be on the Southern Squad, but don't think that doesn't mean he won't be highly interested in some of the Northern prospects as well.
National Football Post - The Vontaze Burfict debate
A thick, compact linebacker with a strong frame and natural girth through both his upper and lower half. Exhibits a natural explosion to his game when asked to attack downhill and close on the run.
Indianapolis Star - New GM gives Colts a keen eye
Buddy Baker doesn't disguise his bias regarding Ryan Grigson. The longtime NFL agent and president of locally based Exclusive Sports Group worked with the Purdue basketball team 20 years ago when Grigson was entrenching himself in the Boilermakers football program.
Iowa Gazette - Ex-Hawkeye Jewel Hampton makes himself NFL Draft-eligible
Jewel Hampton found life after Iowa at Southern Illinois, and now he’s leaving the Salukis behind as a fourth-year junior to try and make it in the NFL.