Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

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Safety Cody Davis and specialist Sam Martin visit the Lions Thursday
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

After an impressive performance at the Super Regional Combine in Dallas, Cody Davis could be a potential mid-to-late round pick for the Lions.

Ansah’s rise could land him in Detroit
Dave Dye – FoxSportsDetroit.com

In his previous two years as a football player at Brigham Young, Ansah (pronounced “Ahn-saw”) recorded a total of 10 tackles, no sacks, no tackles for loss, one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup in 18 games, none of them as a starter.

And now, seemingly out of nowhere, he’s emerged as one of the top prospects in the NFL Draft and a definite possibility for the Detroit Lions with the No. 5 pick overall.

This is not your normal path to the draft.

Lions: Lane Johnson a reach at No. 5?
Kevin Seifert – ESPN.com

If left tackles Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M) and Eric Fisher (Central Michigan) are both off the board by the Lions’ No. 5 overall pick, Muench suggested the Lions draft Oklahoma’s Lane Johnson rather than a defensive end such as Oregon’s Dion Jordan or LSU’s Barkevious Mingo. The defensive end class is deep, Muench reasoned, and the Lions should have access to a good one at the top of the second round.

How Jim Schwartz Can Get the Detroit Lions Back to the Playoffs
Alen Dumonjic – Bleacher Report

Going into the 2013 season, Schwartz and his staff have to make sure that the same issues don’t happen again if they plan on making the playoffs.

Schwartz can’t control the health of his players, as it’s part of the game and can happen to any team, but he can control his players not turning the ball over and avoiding mental mistakes in general.

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