May 22, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) during organized team activities at Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Finding the Fits: In class of gambles, Warford a ‘sure thing’ for Lions
Rob Rang – CBSSports.com

During the next several weeks, NFLDraftScout.com will review the more intriguing picks made during the 2013 NFL Draft in a series called “Finding the Fits.” The goal of the series is to identify one relatively unheralded player per team who appears to be a good schematic fit and, therefore, more likely to be a surprise contributor early in his pro career.

Detroit Lions’ Best Fit: OG Larry Warford, Kentucky, 3rd Round, No. 65 overall

2014 NFL draft scheduled for May 8-10
Lindsay H. Jones – USA TODAY Sports

The NFL has officially moved the NFL draft back by two weeks, scheduling the 2014 draft on May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

For now, the NFL has only changed the date of the 2014 draft, the stated reason from the league being a scheduling conflict at Radio City Music Hall.

It’s a make-or-break year for Matthew Stafford
Anthony Kuehn – LionsGab.com for Freep.com

Matthew Stafford is an enigma for the Lions and their fans. He’s a player that has taken the team to new highs yet also piloted the team during more typical lows. He is a player embraced as the “franchise,” yet there is an uneasiness that surrounds him.

While I don’t know Matthew Stafford personally, he genuinely seems like a great guy. He has embraced Detroit, he has embraced his role as the face of the franchise and he is active in the community. His on-field performance has been exhilarating at times, but it has also been excruciating.

Analyzing Detroit Lions’ 2013 NFL Win Totals, Other Odds
Thomas Emerick – Rant Sports

It appears that 2011′s luster has lingered into 2013 for the Detroit Lions, as Vegas has rated them with a kind 7.5 regular-season win total. After watching the Lions fall behind by multiple scores in nearly every contest last season, it’s hard to view Detroit going .500 or above as a winning proposition.

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