- Going into the fourth round on Saturday, Martin Mayhew and the Detroit Lions were mainly focused on defensive players. Mayhew admitted that some of their targets were taken before they went on the clock at 133, and he also admitted that they considered drafting a quarterback on Saturday before their main targets at that position were picked by other teams.
- Why didn't the Lions draft a safety? Mayhew is "comfortable" with the ones already on the team. It sounds like the Lions were only going to seriously consider drafting a safety if one of the top ones fell to the second round, and none did.
- Fourth-round pick Nevin Lawson, who spoke with the Lions at the NFL Combine before being drafted by them, certainly isn't lacking confidence.
- Lawson, who is only 5'9, doesn't think his height will be an issue in the NFL.
"My height never bothered me. It’s not how big you are, it’s how big you play." Utah State CB Nevin Lawson, who #Lions picked in 4th round.— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) May 10, 2014
- Larry Webster Jr., the father of fourth-round pick Larry Webster, spent 11 years in the NFL as a defensive lineman and was a member of the 2000 Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
- Webster is going to play defensive end for the Lions. Some other teams apparently saw him as a potential tight end.
- Like Lawson, fifth-round pick Caraun Reid spoke with the Lions at the NFL Combine before being drafted by them.
- Since he played in a 3-4 defense in college, Reid actually watched film of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley before the draft to get familiar with the 4-3 setup.
- Reid was quite excited when he found out the Lions were taking him.
Reid on getting call from the Lions: "When the phone rang, I froze ... I felt like I was picked first in the draft."— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) May 10, 2014
- Reid has got quite the family.
Reid says one brother is getting his PhD in American studies at University of Michigan. The other is getting a second masters in Bronx.— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) May 10, 2014
- Considering he went to Princeton and is now headed to the NFL, Reid himself is quite impressive.
can sing a little bit as well.
- The story behind how Reid was named is pretty good.
New Lions DT Caraun Reid said he's named after the doctor who delivered him. He was an 11-lb baby & doctor did a good job in maternity ward— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) May 10, 2014
- I like the sound of this:
- The Lions' official site went behind the scenes with Eric Ebron after he arrived in Detroit on Friday.