The Lions have not given any indication of what position they will target in the draft.
The only other Detroit athlete (well, someone who was a Detroit athlete) to make the list was Prince Fielder, who is making $24 million.
NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino announced Tuesday that dunking over the crossbars will be prohibited beginning in the 2014 season.
ESPN’S Mel Kiper Jr. Says Lions Could Still Draft Mike Evans: ‘Golden Tate Is More Of A (No.) 3 Than A (No.) 2′
Kiper evidently feels that Tate will not be enough and that the Lions could still draft the 6-foot-5, 225-pound Evans, who finished his senior season at Texas A&M with 1,394 yards, 69 receptions and 12 touchdowns.
It appears Watkins has taken a liking to the possibility of being paired with the Lions Calvin ‘Megatron’ Johnson.
Quarterback Drew Brees flourished in that system, and under the tutelage of Lombardi, and the Lions hope the same will be true of Matthew Stafford.
Calvin Johnson walked away with the honor of being at the center of play of the year.
The magazine describes the pairing as a “match made in Motor City heaven.”
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson recently had surgeries on his right knee and a finger.
PFWA has named Johnson to the All-NFL each of the last three seasons, the longest current streak of any player.