January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Team Sanders defensive end J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans (99) and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions (90) talk during the third quarter of the 2014 Pro Bowl against Team Rice at Aloha Stadium. Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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While the Detroit Lions ponder a trade up, it’s important to consider depth of draft class as well
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

The Detroit Lions have done their homework for a possible trade into the top five of next week’s NFL draft.

That includes hosting Jadeveon Clowney, Sammy Watkins and Khalil Mack, each of whom is considered the best player at his position.

But is any of them worth the price that will be required for a trade up?

10 QUESTIONS WITH TWENTYMAN: What is going on with Ndamukong Suh?
Tim Twentyman — DetroitLions.com

What is going on with Suh? Will he be signing or is he leaving? Kayle Johnson (@KayleJohnson5)

20man: I still believe a deal with the Lions will eventually get done. I keep reminding everyone that the team and quarterback Matthew Stafford were in the same situation last year and Stafford eventually signed his $53 million extension in July before training camp. I could see a similar situation with Suh.

Projecting Detroit Lions’ Starting Lineup Before the 2014 Draft
Jeff Risdon — Bleacher Report

With most starters returning from last year’s 7-9 squad and a few new additions via free agency, there are only a couple of potential starting gigs readily available for a rookie. Of course, an unexpected injury or outstanding performance in training camp could shake things up.

Here’s a look at how the Lions would take the field if the season started today.

An appreciation: Earl Morrall was my gridiron hero
Detroit Free Press

Earl Morrall, who died Friday, was one of my heroes. I grew up in Muskegon in the 1950s and ’60s and heard so much about him, especially from my dad, who watched him play football at Muskegon High. I enjoyed watching him alternate as starting and backup quarterback for the Detroit Lions.

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