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Early Projections for Detroit Lions’ Final 53-Man Roster
Dean Holden – Bleacher Report
This is already a team that has undergone significant changes since the 2012 regular season wrapped up, and the team likely drafted three or four new starters in April. But which ones? What happens to the other five draftees? What happens to the guys behind them?
Lions drafted smart … players
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com
Interestingly, eight of the Lions’ nine draft picks either have their college degrees, or will be graduating in the next two weeks.
A team source said it’s the highest percentage he could ever remember for an incoming rookie draft class.
Top 5 players Detroit Lions need to stay healthy in 2013
Anwar Richardson – MLive.com
Obviously, Detroit needs defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, Stafford and Johnson in good health to have success in 2013. However, here are five players with a recent history of ailments who need to be at 100 percent this season.
Three Lions in Pro Football Focus’ 101 Best Players of 2012
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press
The folks over at Pro Football Focus unveiled their 101 Best Players of 2012 over the last week, and three Lions made the list.
Calvin Johnson, who broke Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving mark, was the highest-ranked Lion, coming in at No. 12. Defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh (No. 60) and Nick Fairley (No. 68) also cracked the rankings.