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In a normal year, we would be gearing up for the NFL draft on Thursday. But thanks to the NFL's desire to participate in May television sweeps week, we have two more weeks to grind out.
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Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford smiles before the game with the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome.
Between now and September, Lions players will have to learn an entirely new system from coach Jim Caldwell's staff, but after the first day of a voluntary minicamp, at least two players like what they see.
Ndamukong Suh, Chris Houston and Carlin Isles were the only three players missing from the Lions' first voluntary minicamp practice.
The good news is the Detroit Lions got all but three players to show up for the start of their voluntary minicamp.
May 11, 2012; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions headquarters and training facility before rookie mini camp.
Cornerback Chris Houston was also not present during the short portion of practice open to the media.
The Detroit Lions have one of the most talented defensive lines in the league with the incredibly gifted defensive tackle duo of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, as well as high-upside second-year pro Ziggy Ansah, who was a top first-round pick in last year's draft.
The Detroit Lions open their voluntary minicamp later Tuesday, but this week's mailbag was filled with questions about the draft.
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The Detroit Lions open their voluntary mini-camp on Tuesday, and they'll have a pair of new defensive backs on the field for it.
Former Vikings defensive end George Johnson chases Titans quarterback Jake Locker in a preseason game last year.
The last five NFL drafts coincide with Martin Mayhew's reign as general manager and Tom Lewand as team president.
Marcus Martin is an interesting prospect for the Lions because the team is on the lookout for Dominic Raiola's eventual replacement at center.
The Lions begin a three-day voluntary minicamp Tuesday and even with a brand new coaching staff and a bunch of new players, the primary topic of conversation, at least going into Day One, will be Ndamukong Suh.
Justin Gilbert, the top cornerback in the NFL draft, tweeted Monday morning that the Detroit Lions are among four looming trips for him.
Oct 26, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Eric Ebron drives past Boston College Eagles defensive back Bryce Jones during the second half at Kenan Memorial Stadium.