First-year general manager Bob Quinn spent much of the off-season mining for help at the back end of his roster, and one position at which the Detroit Lions appear deep heading into the season is defensive tackle. Seven of the Lions' eight defensive tackles have the potential to be on Week 1 NFL rosters. And while it's unusual for teams to keep more than five interior linemen, defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said today that the Lions are good enough at the position that he might stump for keeping an extra player. “I think, as a defensive coordinator, what I try to do is fight to keep our best players that we can, regardless of position," Austin said. "And I would do a disservice to our team
In a culture of 140 characters, swipe right, snaps with dog faces and whatever the hell chasing an imaginary Pok?mon is called, we have increasingly become a country of people who have short attention spans. It's why there is probably nothing more popular than lists. Well, maybe Taylor Swift. A list of favorite Taylor Swift photos might actually break the internet. And so, with America's love of lists in mind, we once again bring back an annual tradition in time for drafts. What follows now are 10 different lists ... of 10. List 1: 10 players who are not being drafted as starters (outside top 10 at QB and TE, outside top 20 at RB and WR), but who will break out and be drafted at least three rounds
Aug. 24, 2016 ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Jake Rudock has a way of putting warm smiles on the faces of his coaches. "Jake has been working diligently ever since he's been here," said Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell, a smile quickly creasing his face. "We had a chance to evaluate him through the draft process, and so we had a pretty thorough evaluation of him. And he's exactly what we thought he would be. "The guy's very smart, very determined, doesn't get rattled, has composure, and he keeps getting better. That's certainly a very, very important part of what he's doing. At the end of every day, he gets a little bit better, he's a little more comfortable with some things. So, I think he's come along."