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Sunday Draft Thoughts
Jeff Risdon –

"The 2015 NFL Draft is four excruciatingly long days away. As I sat down to start writing my final 7-round mock draft (available at RealGM on Wed. night), I had a bunch of thoughts running through my head. Some are Lions-related, others are more general. Without further ado…I strongly believe the Lions are taking a lineman in the first round"

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  • Lions GM Mayhew knows how to find talent for D-line
    Carlos Monarrez — Detroit Free Press

    "If Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has a crystal ball, a diving rod or a fortune-telling chicken, he won’t say. But one thing is for sure. Mayhew has great ability to find talent on the defensive line, whether it is through the draft or in free agency.When he was asked for his secret last week in finding defensive-line talent, Mayhew smiled and offered no insight."

    TWENTYMAN: Lions top five draft needs
    Tim Twentyman –

    "The Detroit Lions have some obvious needs they’ll be looking to fill later this week during the 2015 NFL Draft.The team is currently without a starting left guard, though they do have a contract offer out to veteran Rob Sims.Lions general manager Martin Mayhew and Co. will also look to bolster their defensive line, secondary, running back and receiver positions.Mayhew brought in some of the top return men available in the draft, so look for the team to also secure the services of a player who can double as a returner and slot receiver/running back.Here’s my look at the top five needs for the Lions and players who could fit those needs either early in the draft (rounds 1-2), in the middle rounds (3-4) or late (5-7):"

    Lions could use RB, plus help on both lines in draft
    Associated Press

    "Ever since the Detroit Lions lost Ndamukong Suh to free agency, replacing the star defensive tackle has been a huge priority this offseason.Detroit made one big move in the wake of Suh’s departure, acquiring defensive lineman Haloti Ngata from Baltimore.Now, the Lions will see if anyone in the draft can help their defensive front."

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