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O’HARA’S MONDAY COUNTDOWN: A deep draft will help Lions
Mike O’Hara — DetroitLions.com
Mike O’Hara looks at how the depth in this year’s draft will help the Lions, how a change at quarterback could effect Matthew Stafford, news to come from the NFL Combine and more
Top safeties at combine offer contrast in styles
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News
Louisville’s Calvin Pryor is a bone-crushing tackler. Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is a quick player who’s confident in his coverage skills.
With Louis Delmas released, the Lions need to find a safety this offseason, and if they consider grabbing one with the No. 10 pick in May’s draft it will likely come down to Pryor or Clinton-Dix.
Both players touted themselves as versatile safeties Sunday at the NFL combine, but for now, Pryor is considered stronger against the run while Clinton-Dix is better against the pass.
NFL combine: Michigan State CB Darqueze Dennard, Oklahoma State CB Justin Gilbert become fast friends
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press
Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard and Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert met at the College Football Awards show in Orlando in December, and the top cornerback prospects in May’s draft have become friends in the two months since.
“He’s a pretty good guy,” Gilbert said today at the NFL combine. “He’s funny, always has me laughing. He calls me ‘Pretty Boy’ and makes fun of me because I always take selfies on my phone. He’s fun to be around.”
And what does Gilbert call Dennard?
“I’m a nice guy, I don’t call him names,” Gilbert said.
Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller would love to join brother Corey on Detroit Lions
Justin Rogers – MLive.com
One year after drafting wide receiver Corey Fuller, the Detroit Lions could have the opportunity to select his brother — Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller — in the upcoming NFL draft.
Kyle Fuller is at the NFL scouting combine this week, coming off an abdominal injury that sidelined him at end of his senior season. He’s expected to test well and is considered by many as the third best player at his position, behind only Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard and Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert.
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