June 11, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver coach Tim Lappano during mini camp at Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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2013 Fantasy football sleepers — Ryan Broyles, WR, Lions
Matthew Lutovsky – Sporting News

Last season’s tear was suffered at a later point in the year than his ACL tear in college, but he still fully expects to be ready for Week 1 this season.

If he is, and if he’s close to 100 percent, there’s really no reason Broyles won’t have a good year. Obviously, Calvin Johnson dominates the targets in Detroit, but he also dominates defensive attention. Broyles didn’t get all those catches in college just because Oklahoma threw a lot. He’s a savvy route runner with great hands, and he should be more comfortable in his second year in the NFL.

Detroit Lions: Top offseason coaching changes
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press

No one knows for sure if Jim Schwartz is on or will be on the coaching hot seat this season. One thing is for certain he made some changes to his coaching staff in preparation for this season.

Top six coaching changes:

Top 5 reasons Detroit Lions could make the playoffs this season
Anwar Richardson – MLive.com

There are plenty of reasons why the Detroit Lions were not a playoff team last season.

However, there are plenty of reasons why the Lions can make it to the tournament this year.

Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford will be NFL’s seventh-best quarterback in 2016, ESPN says
Brian Manzullo – Detroit Free Press

Apparently, ESPN has pulled out its crystal ball over the past few days.

They ranked the Detroit Lions at No. 21 in their future NFL power rankings earlier this month. They also put Michigan football at No. 5 in their future college football rankings.

Now, it’s on to NFL quarterbacks – as in, who the top 10 signal-callers will be in 2016 – and Matthew Stafford checks in at No. 7.

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