- I recently put together a Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft tracker that includes each pick's approval rating. You can check it out here. (Approval ratings will be added 48 hours after the pick is posted, as that is when the poll closes.)
- As far as whether or not I will do a second round for the POD Community Mock Draft, I am undecided. I was thinking of doing it without the explanations and would post a few of them together. That way I wouldn't have to put together a post for each and every pick and they wouldn't take up so much space on the front page. I anticipate there will be plenty of news about the Lions and the draft once the first-round of our mock draft is completed, so I don't want that to be the main focus. Another factor is time. There are less than two weeks until the draft, so doing another round with full write-ups would be cutting it close.
I think I will probably move forward with the idea of no write-ups and a few picks to each post, but leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments section.
- The Lions asked Georgia defensive tackle Corvey Irvin to come to Allen Park for an official visit.
- The Bills apparently want a first- and third-round pick for left tackle Jason Peters. The Lions could afford to part with the No. 20 pick and do have a pair of third-rounders. However, I am not sure if it would be worth giving up that much for Peters. It would take care of the Lions' need for another offensive lineman, but at the same time, every pick in the top three rounds is very important to the Lions. I guess if the Lions could give Buffalo the first- and third-round picks acquired in the Roy Williams trade, then I would do it, but that decision would be made with some decisiveness. What do you guys think?
- Just like DrewsLions in the POD Community Mock Draft, Dave Birkett has the Lions selecting Matthew Stafford and James Laurinaitis in his latest stab at predicting the draft.
- Nine players were invited by the NFL to be in New York City for the draft. Mark Sanchez apparently declined his invite, but Matthew Stafford, Josh Freeman, Michael Crabtree, Jason Smith, Eugene Monroe, Michael Oher, Brian Orakpo, Aaron Curry, and Brian Cushing accepted and will be in NYC on April 25.
- The Buccaneers signed quarterback Byron Leftwich.