Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (94) sacks New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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Despite past history, finding a WR in draft crucial for Lions
Carlos Monarrez — Detroit Free Press

The position especially is crucial this year in the draft because the Lions have only four receivers other than Johnson under contract, and three will have to fight to stay on the team.

The Lions also don’t have a lot of options in the draft or in free agency. They have virtually no salary cap space and only six picks in the draft, with only one pick in each of the first four rounds.

Mike Ditka thinks Matthew Stafford needs to turn his hat the right way
Frank Schwab – Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports

Stafford isn’t a sloppy quarterback because he wears his hat backwards, he is a sloppy quarterback and some like Ditka notice he wears his hat backwards and equate the two. Stafford needs to listen to a quarterbacks coach explaining footwork and arm angles way more than he needs a fashion consultant.

5 Detroit Lions Who Mean the Most to the Team’s Future
Brian Kalchik — Rant Sports

Those who appear on my list of the top five players who will most affect the future of the Lions will not be among the big-name players. Names like Johnson or Suh did not qualify for this list; instead, these are players who had solid seasons in 2013 and with an added dose of luck can turn the Lions’ fortunes around in 2014.

2014 Combine Preview: Defensive end
Tim Twentyman — DetroitLions.com

It appears the Lions hit a home run with the selection of Ziggy Ansah in last year’s draft, while fourth-round pick Devin Taylor has shown to be a solid choice as well. Do the Lions go to the well one more time in 2014?

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