Classy gesture by the Lions and team president Tom Lewand today at Ford Field during the single-game tickets sale. Lewand made it a point to greet all the fans who lined up this morning to get tickets. Lots of blue-collar folks spending their hard-earned money on tickets. Most of the big home games on the … Continue Reading →
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Here’s some comments from 5-foot-10, 182-pound Bill Bentley, a Louisiana Lafayette cornerback, during a teleconference tonight with the Detroit media: Bentley on size, being underestimated: “It’s not about size, it’s about what’s inside of you.” Bentley on facing Oklahoma State standout receiver Justin Blackmon in the Senior Bowl – a performance that impressed Lions GM … Continue Reading →
It’s Dwight Bentley, a cornerback from Louisiana Lafayette, but he’ll go by “Bill” here in Detroit. Some info Dwight “Bill” Bentley School: Louisiana-Lafayette Position: cornerback Ht.; Wt.: 5-foot-10, 182 pounds Hometown: Pahokee, Fla. Age: 22 2011 honors: This transfer from Dodge City Community College (Kan.) was named in 2011 to the All-Sun Belt Conference second … Continue Reading →
Good, solid player who should add depth to a pass rush. The defensive tackle is plenty tough, and I’m sure he’ll work his tail off to earn a job. Martin’s Michigan profile can be found here.
This post just in. You can find him here. The tweet: “All it takes is one person to believe and there is no one greater to do that than yourself! God is good! #DetroitLions.”
14 NY Jets Demario Davis (OLB) Arkansas St 15 Miami Michael Egnew (TE) Missouri 16 Chicago Brandon Hardin (S) Oregon St 17 Arizona Jamell Fleming (CB) Oklahoma
George Iloka, a safety from Boise State. Iloka is 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, and available.
Still awake? I’m thinking Detroit has to address its secondary in this round. Why wait? It’s clearly a need. Who’s out there that has some kind of size? Most of the cornerbacks I see left are 5-foot-10 or shorter. South Carolina safety Antonio Allen seems intriguing, especially since he’s 6-1 1/2.
Best Available Offensive Guard Joe Looney OG W Forest James Brown OG Troy Adam Gettis OG Iowa Tony Bergstrom OG Utah Brandon Washington OG Miami Luke Nix OG Pittsburgh Senio Kelemete OG Washington Andrew Tiller OG Syracuse Rokevious Watkins OG S Carolina Antoine Mcclain OG Clemson Ryan Miller OG Colorado Rishaw Johnson OG California PA … Continue Reading →
I don’t think many fans would argue with any of these positions: corner, safety, offensive guard and defensive end (protection in case Cliff Avril bolts after next season).