NFL Draft

TEMPE, AZ - OCTOBER 18:  Wide receiver Jaelen Strong #21 of the Arizona State Sun Devils runs with the football after a reception against cornerback Alex Carter #25 of the Stanford Cardinal during the fourth quarter of the college football game at Sun Devil Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona.  The Sun Devils defeated the Cardinal 26-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Lions Sign Five Of Their Draft Picks, 12 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents

The Lions have signed five players they drafted and signed 12 undrafted rookie free agents, eight of whom play offense.

CBS Detroit–05/08/2015

SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 30:  Wide receiver Josh Huff #1 of the Oregon Ducks is tackled by cornerback Quandre Diggs #6 of the Texas Longhorns during the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome on December 30, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Diggs Confident He Can Contribute For Lions: ‘Don’t Let The Speed Fool You’

“Don’t the speed fool you,” Diggs said after Detroit drafted him in the sixth round. “Don’t let the height fool you. I’m a competitor.”

CBS Detroit–05/05/2015

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 03: Ameer Abdullah #8 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers tries to get around the tackle of Max Bullough #40 of the Michigan State Spartans during a fourth quarter run at Spartan Stadium Stadium on November 3, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Bolster Run Game With Abdullah, Youngest Of Nine Who Says He Was Inspired By Siblings

“We all just wanted to compete with each other,” Abdullah said. “It was inspirational when we saw someone else achieve something.”

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 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

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)

Lions Select Tackle Corey Robinson With Seventh-Round Pick

The 6-foot-8, 344-pound Robinson started every game for the Gamecocks in 2014.

CBS Detroit–05/02/2015

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 12:  Michael Burton #46 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights is congratulated by his teammate Paul Carrezola #89 for his touchdown in the second quarter against the Army Black Knights  at Yankee Stadium on November 12, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Burton Put On 20 Pounds In Preparation For Draft, Had Interest From Several Teams

“A lot of teams were telling me they wanted to see me around like 245 to 250 range,” Burton said. “Right now I’m around 248, 250.”

CBS Detroit–05/02/2015

ANN ARBOR, MI - AUGUST 30:  Jake Ryan #47 of the Michigan Wolverines looks to make the stop during the second half of the game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers on August 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Mountaineers 52-14.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Packers Draft Michigan LB Jake Ryan In 4th Round

The 6-foot-2 3/8, 240-pound Ryan moved to middle linebacker in Michigan’s 4-3 defense as a fifth-year senior last season.

97.1 The Ticket–05/02/2015

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 04: Tony Lippett #14 of the Michigan State Spartans runs for a third quarter touchdown while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Spartan Stadium on October 4, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Miami Selects Spartans’ Tony Lippett In 5th Round

Lippett played offense, defense and special teams in the Cotton Bowl last season to cap his college career.

97.1 The Ticket–05/02/2015

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