NFL Draft

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 03: Sammy Watkins #2 of the Clemson Tigers runs with the ball in the first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Report: Watkins Says Lions Told Him They Are Serious About Trying To Get Him

Those who would hate to see the Detroit Lions take another wide receiver with their first pick in the NFL draft need to steel themselves for disappointment.

CBS Detroit–05/06/2014

The Bright Side: The NFL Draft Will Soon Be Over

The endless run-up to the NFL Draft nearly ruined it this year; the first round will come to a merciful end on Thursday night.

97.1 The Ticket–05/06/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 23: Former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins runs the 40-yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Report: Lions Looking To Move Into Top 5 In Draft

Watkins, whom some believe could turn out to be the best player in this draft, would help tremendously.

CBS Detroit–05/06/2014

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 10: Brandon Marshall #15 of the Chicago Bears catches a  touchdown pass in front of Darius Slay #30 of the Detroit Lions during the first quarter on November 10, 2013 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Mayhew Says 2014 May Be Make-Or-Break Year For Young Corners

“If you don’t have it in three years, you don’t have it,” Mayhew said. “This is a big year for those guys, I think.”

CBS Detroit–05/06/2014

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 15:  Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions is flanked by General Manager Martin Mayhew, left, and President Tom Lewand, right, after being introduced during a news conference at Ford Field on January 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Mayhew Outlines How Lions Approach Draft, How Approach Has Changed

“Besides a punter and a long snapper, we’re open to taking just about any position,” Mayhew said.

CBS Detroit–05/05/2014

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 GM Martin Mayhew Refutes Reports Of Suh Being Shopped

Mayhew said there have been no conversations about trading Ndamukong Suh, save with one team that offered what Mayhew described as “a box of old tube socks.”

CBS Detroit–05/05/2014

Jadeveon Clowney #7 of the South Carolina Gamecocks gets the crowd excited in the first half of their game against the Wisconsin Badgers at the Capital One Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

QBs, Deep Threats And Jadeveon Clowney

For all the interest in QBs such as Johnny Football, and all the praise for the deep class of deep-threat receivers, the first player off the board on Thursday in the NFL draft figures to be that most coveted of defenders, the sack master end.

97.1 The Ticket–05/03/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 24: Former Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack runs the 40-yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Buffalo LB Khalil Mack Separates Himself From Pack

Lou Tepper knew exactly what button he could push to motivate linebacker Khalil Mack in the week leading up to Buffalo’s daunting season-opening test against Ohio State last year.

97.1 The Ticket–05/02/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 28:  Eric Ebron #85 of the North Carolina Tar Heels makes a catch against Solomon Tentman #33 of the Cincinnati Bearcats during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 28, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Evaluating ESPN’s Picks: How Likely Are Lions To Take Ebron, Beckham?

In the estimation of Tony Ortiz, the Lions will most likely not do what Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have predicted they will do.

CBS Detroit–05/01/2014

Caption:ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 10: General Manager Thomas Dimitroff of the Atlanta Falcons watches play late in the game against the Seattle Seahawks at the Georgia Dome on November 10, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Falcons’ Dimitroff Tests Trade Market Before Draft

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has been testing the market for a possible NFL draft-day trade and said Wednesday he won’t be reluctant to make a deal.

97.1 The Ticket–05/01/2014