Dec 22, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Atlanta Falcons fullback Jason Snelling (44) is tackled by Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch (55) and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) and defensive end Willie Young (79) during the 2nd half at Ford Field. Falcon won 31-18. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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Eric Fisher Detroit Lions best NFL Draft story, not necessarily pick
Pat Caputo – The Oakland Press

This is going to sound like a slam on so-called NFL Draft “gurus.”

It isn’t meant to be. I genuinely have much respect and admiration for them, and what they do.

But I did chuckle when Lions’ longtime offensive left tackle Jeff Backus retired and, almost in lock-step, the so-called draft “gurus” immediately began projecting Eric Fisher, from Central Michigan University, as the Lions’ first-round selection.

10 Questions with Twentyman: Why hasn’t cornerback been discussed more for the No. 5 pick?
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

Q. Why isn’t cornerback being talked about more for the Lions at No. 5? From Tom12

A. Alabama’s Dee Milliner has been linked to the Lions in a number of Mock drafts and the Lions are expected to take a closer look at him in the pre-draft process in the coming weeks.

I’m not in the group of people who think cornerback is a pressing need for this team, though.

Detroit Lions for breakfast: Willie Young must step up in 2013
Anwar Richardson – MLive.com

Schwartz is known for being adversarial, so it seemed he was just withholding praise just to be combative.

Upon further review, Schwartz did not praise Young because he knew being crowned “Mr. August” in the preseason meant nothing from September to December.

Young’s performance last season is best categorized as disappointing.

Anderson pursuing pro football career, will attend Super Regional combine
Rob Roos – Soo Evening News

Anderson said he has received contact from several NFL teams, including the Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles. His agent has also received many calls from the Canadian Football League.
He is projected as defensive end in 4-3 alignments and an outside linebacker in 3-4 fronts.

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