Draft parties include 2012 NFL Draft Party presented by Bud Light and Welcome to Primetime Draft Party at the Hard Rock Cafe Detroit Allen Park, Mich.—For the first time, fans have two opportunities to experience draft events hosted by the Lions.
The Lions made the playoffs last year for the first time this century, so that’s encouraging. What wasn’t encouraging, however, was that they started 5-0 before going 5-7 the rest of the way; included in that stretch was a 17-point, opening-round playoff loss to New Orleans.
Two weeks until the NFL Draft. First of all, I miss the old days of the draft.
Josh Robinson, cornerback Central Florida – Ripped through the 40-yard dash in a combine best 4.33 seconds. Productive college player, who was a recruited heavily by Michigan out of high school.
This qualifies as uncharted territory for the Lions, at least for many years.
Now that the 2011 season is completely over, it’s time to look ahead to the NFL draft.
With Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh paired at defensive tackle, the Lions’ D-line becomes an extraordinary pass defense, while the addition of Titus Young gives the club an explosive wide receiver opposite Calvin Johnson.
The Detroit Lions closed the NFL draft by addressing need after two days of taking players they thought had the most talent.
The Lions’ moves on the second night of the NFL Draft Friday were perplexing. For the second year in a row, they traded up to take a running back, Mikel Leshoure from Illinois.
The Detroit Lions drafted Titus Young in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night to be a No. 3 wide receiver, then made a trade to select Mikel Leshoure 13 picks later in the same round as a short-yardage running back.