Martin Mayhew

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 15:  General Manager Martin Mayhew of the Detroit Lions introduces Jim Caldwell as the Lions head coach during a news conference at Ford Field on January 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Mayhew Says Lions Hunted In Draft For Guys With ‘Great Character And An Edge’

Detroit compiled what appears to be another high-character class, and Mayhew explained why when he reviewed the draft Saturday.

CBS Detroit–05/04/2015

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 30: Laken Tomlinson of the Duke Blue Devils holds up a jersey after being picked #28 overall by the Detroit Lions during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 30, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lions’ 2015 Draft Picks

The Lions met needs by drafting two offensive linemen, a running back and a fullback, two cornerbacks and a defensive lineman.

CBS Detroit–05/04/2015

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 15:  General Manager Martin Mayhew of the Detroit Lions introduces Jim Caldwell as the Lions head coach during a news conference at Ford Field on January 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Mayhew On Lions’ 2015 Draft: ‘The Need Frequently Matched Up With The Grades’

“Obviously we feel good about all these players,” Mayhew said. “But as we talked about before, these guys have to come in and perform now.”

CBS Detroit–05/02/2015

Offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson of Duke in action during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 20, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Intelligence, Ambition Among Attributes That Attracted Lions To Laken Tomlinson

Eventually, Tomlinson wants to go to medical school and become a neurosurgeon, but first he will play guard for the Detroit Lions.

CBS Detroit–05/01/2015

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 15:  General Manager Martin Mayhew of the Detroit Lions introduces Jim Caldwell as the Lions head coach during a news conference at Ford Field on January 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Offensive Line, Defensive Tackle, Running Back Among Needs Lions Could Address In Draft

“One thing that I’ve learned about this process is it’s very unpredictable. You don’t know what’s going to happen, so you’ve got to prepare for everything. We’ll be ready for every alternative.”

CBS Detroit–04/30/2015

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 15:  General Manager Martin Mayhew of the Detroit Lions introduces Jim Caldwell as the Lions head coach during a news conference at Ford Field on January 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Mayhew Says Lions More Cautious Since 2011 About Background Of Prospects

“I think we have been, since 2011, more cautious in terms of our sources and the people that we’re talking to,” Mayhew said Friday.

CBS Detroit–04/27/2015

JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 1: Todd Gurley #3 of the Georgia Bulldogs runs downfield on a 30-yard pass play to set up a field goal in the second half against the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl at Everbank Field on January 1, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. Nebraska won the game 24-19. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Does Gurley’s ACL Tear Take Him Off Lions’ Draft Board? Not Necessarily, Mayhew Says

“They’re game changers,” analyst Mike Mayock said of Gordon and Gurley. “One of those guys would be really hard for me to pass up.”

CBS Detroit–04/27/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 10: Julius Peppers #90 of the Chicago Bears rushes against Riley Reiff #71 of the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on November 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Lions defeated the Bears 21-19. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lions Picking Up Fifth-Year Option Of Riley Reiff, Have Made Offer To Rob Sims

The Lions took Reiff in the first round of the 2012 draft. He played 16 games in 2012, 16 games in 2013 and 15 games in 2014.

CBS Detroit–04/24/2015

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 09: James Ihedigbo #32 of the Detroit Lions congratulates Corey Fuller #10 on the game-winning touchdown against the Cleveland Browns during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Mayhew Says He Understands Ihedigbo Pursuing New Deal, Looks Forward To Talking With Him

Ihedigbo, a starter last year and a Pro Bowl alternate, will make a base salary of $1.1 million.

CBS Detroit–04/24/2015

CHICAGO, IL- DECEMBER 20:  Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears is tackled by DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions during the second half of the CBS Sports Classic on December 20, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Wildcats defeated the  Bruins 83-42. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Lions Talking With Levy About Contract Extension

“We’ve had some dialogue with him,” Mayhew said. “I think it’s ongoing at this point.”

CBS Detroit–04/24/2015

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