Dec 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens free safety Matt Elam (26) during the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Matthew Stafford keeps up with the draft process
Tim Twentyman —

It’s still almost a month until the Lions add a number of young, talented players to their roster via the NFL Draft. When that talent finally does get added May 8, 9 and 10, there’s a good chance quarterback Matthew Stafford will know exactly what he’s getting.

Stafford, like a lot of veteran players, says he keeps up with the draft process and the pre-draft visits and all the mock drafts just like the fans do.

Suh no-show sends signal to Lions
Drew Sharp — Detroit Free Press

They’re the Lions.

Nothing else needs to be said, does it?

It’s exhausting that this remains the standard response after lo these many years. They’re the hole at the bottom of the boat that eventually materializes regardless of the best caulking efforts. Only this franchise can take what should be a time for excitement and anticipation with the draft quickly approaching and turn it into a period of renewed apprehension.

Grand Valley State wide receiver vies for scouts’ eye
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Growing up in Linden, Brandan Green remembers going to Lions games at the beginning of wide receiver Calvin Johnson’s career at Ford Field.

And on Sunday at the NFL Super Regional Combine, Green took to the same field hoping to convince scouts to give him a chance to chase his dreams.

Reggie Bush Must Show Versatility in Revamped Lions Offense
Timothy Rapp — Bleacher Report

In the early portion of his career, Reggie Bush was treated like a hybrid running back and wide receiver. In the past three seasons with the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions, however, he’s functioned as a three-down back and has thrived.

Now, he might need to grow accustomed to his hybrid role again.

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