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Patriots WR: Detroit Lions’ Darius Slay ‘one of the best DBs I faced this year’
Kyle Meinke –

"Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell was asked about what it was like to face Darius Slay, but it was sort of a long shot.It had been nearly 10 weeks since New England dismantled the Detroit Lions, and Slay isn’t exactly a household name. LaFell was getting ready to play in a Super Bowl at the time, and had much bigger things on his mind.But he remembered."

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  • Detroit Lions: Latest Combine News and Rumors
    Brandon Alisoglu — Bleacher Report

    "Like every other front office in the NFL, the Detroit Lions are playing it close to the vest with whom they’ll be watching at the NFL combine.That leaves us in the dark. Luckily, the Internet hype machine is in full swing with speculation of potential draft-day darlings."

    Three Potential Detroit Lions Draft Targets
    Austin Anderson — Pro Football Spot

    "The Lions are picking 23rd overall in the draft after coming off a promising 11-5 campaign that was one of the most successful in franchise history. Here are some top targets at positions of need before the combine starts up next week:"

    O’HARA’S MONDAY COUNTDOWN: Looking back at past drafts
    Mike O’Hara —

    "It is 72 days, and counting down, until NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hugs the first player taken in the 2015 draft on the stage of Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.It’s a long wait until the draft begins on April 30, and it will seem longer still for Detroit draftniks waiting for the Lions to make their first selection with the 23rd pick overall.The Lions have drafted in the top 10 nine times in the last dozen years. High picks don’t always translate into good picks. That has been proven over time, and not just by the Lions."

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