Apr 26, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions first round draft pick Ezekiel Ansah during a press conference at the Lions Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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How Detroit Lions Draft Picks Can Impact Defense Immediately
Nick Kostora – Bleacher Report

The Detroit Lions had clear needs heading into the NFL draft and chose to address most of them, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Ezekiel Ansah, Darius Slay and Devin Taylor are all players who should see the field immediately upon donning the Honolulu blue and silver for the fist time.

Still, how much can be expected from these three players in their first season with the Lions?

Lions Announce Summer Youth Football Camp Schedule
Associated Press

The Detroit Lions have announced their 2013 Summer Youth Football Camp schedule.

It includes 29 camps in 26 cities from June to August.

The camps are open to boys and girls ages 4-18, are non-contact and designed to improve beginning, intermediate and advanced skill levels.

Lions welcome Ansah, his sense of humor
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press

Most defensive ends grow to dislike, and yes, even hate quarterbacks. It’s just the nature of their job. Snap after snap.

Ziggy Ansah is not like most defensive ends.

“Hate? I don’t know if I want to use the word hate cause you can’t concentrate if you hate somebody. You’ve got to love them. If you love somebody you want to grab them (puts arms out). I love quarterbacks,’’ Ansah said at his introductory Detroit Lions press conference on Friday.

Detroit Lions had interaction with nearly every player in 2013 draft class leading up to event
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

Leading up to the NFL draft, any official contact a team has with a player is rarely indicative of serious interest.

The same can’t be said for the Detroit Lions’ 2013 draft class. The team had interaction with nearly every player they selected.

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