For the previous two years, the Detroit Lions knew they were going to get one of the top two players in each draft. They took Matthew Stafford with the first overall pick in 2009 and they selected Ndamukong Suh with the second overall choice last year.
I don’t claim to know who the Lions’ scouting department has at the top of their board, but here are 11 players I’ll be scouting very closely over the next few days, with a short explanation of what I’ll be watching and where I see them in the Lions’ plans.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.