May 10, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (94) during rookie mini camp at Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Utah analytics company breaks down BYU’s Ziggy Ansah and the NFL draft
Dick Harmon – Desert News

The power of social media is rising at a phenomenal rate.

In all aspects of media, especially sports, it has become a force of nature — breaking news, engaging fans and delivering people directly to everyone.

Even BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall has a Twitter account to take advantage of NCAA rules and communicate directly with prospects and fans.

Did you know there were more than 30,000 tweets on Twitter about Ziggy Ansah before and after Detroit drafted him?

Lions Gab: Team earns high, low grades for offseason
Anthony Kuehn – LionsGab.com for the Detroit Free Press

So with 95% of the roster that will go to camp in place, how did the Lions do this offseason? They had several needs to address and several more that opened up once it began. They added some pieces and have turned over a good portion of their roster, so how did the moves stack up?

Is Matthew Stafford a top-10 QB for Detroit Lions?
Marc Sessler – NFL.com

In an upcoming post, we’ll unleash our quarterback rankings, an exercise that led to plenty of tape watching on this overcast Wednesday morning in Los Angeles.

One immediate takeaway: Detroit Lions starter Matthew Stafford might be the toughest quarterback to rank.

Lions CB Bill Bentley not fully healthy yet but aiming to win starting job
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

Bill Bentley has been a fixture at the Detroit Lions’ practice facility this off-season, rehabbing from surgery on both shoulders and eyeing a big role on a revamped defense this fall.

A third-round pick last year out of Louisiana-Lafayette, Bentley isn’t quite back to 100% with Organized Team Activities starting next week, but he said he will be before long.

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