Nov 24, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions offensive guard Larry Warford (75) high fives teammates prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News from Around the Web

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NFL receiving prospect Sammy Watkins drops hints about team trading up for him
The Detroit News

Sammy Watkins has been known to tease Lions fans and he’s doing it again.

Watkins, the wide receiver who starred at Clemson before declaring for the NFL draft, took to Twitter and wrote: “I truly think a team going to jump up n grab me who it may be i know.”

OHARA’S DRAFT PREVIEW: Rating the running backs
Mike O’Hara —

In the fourth installment of his draft preview series, columnist Mike O’Hara rates the top running backs available

Detroit Lions’ NFL draft: Jon Gruden sees a couple of QBs in later rounds could fit as long-term backups
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

The Lions, who haven’t taken a quarterback since drafting Matthew Stafford first overall in 2009, will be in the market for just such a passer when the NFL draft kicks off next week.

Re-Drafting Detroit Lions’ 2013 Draft
Brandon Alisoglu — Bleacher Report

So let’s break up the monotony before we dig into next week’s final mock draft (how nice is that to read?). How? Glad you asked.

I’m going to look at each pick the Lions made last year and see if it can’t be improved. The only rule is I can’t pick anyone who was taken prior to the Lions’ pick.

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