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The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012 will be decided in voting by the 40-member Board of Selectors. Seventeen finalists are on the ballot.

Included in the group of 17 are two senior candidates — offensive guard Dick Stanfel, who began his career with the Lions, and defensive back Jack Butler, who spent 9 seasons with the Steelers.

But as more information becomes available, and the perceived stock of talent rises and falls, there is a shifting belief which players might be available when the Lions are on the clock at No. 23.

The NFL’s replay system provides a lot of moments of frustration because of how the rules are set up. That was especially true in Week 17 when the Detroit Lions were playing the Green Bay Packers.

In his first two seasons in the NFL, the 25-year-old has gained a reputation for being one of the hardest hitting players in the game and he says that’s just the way he likes it!

“I like to hit people hard!” he told Soccer AM. “I’m just being aggressive and trying to help my team win.

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Topics: 2012 NFL Draft, Detroit Lions, Hall Of Fame, Mock Draft, Ndamukong Suh

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