Gil Brandt said that he has a "little bit of a connection" to Jim Schwartz and that he doesn't think the Lions will draft an offensive lineman. Instead he believes the Lions will go with a defensive player. I personally agree with him. I don't think the Lions will take one of the offensive tackles, especially if Tyron Smith is off the board like many expect.
Dr. James Andrews has cleared North Carolina linebacker Bruce Carter for pre-draft workouts. That's both good news and bad news. The good news is that he is recovering, but the bad news is his stock could get a boost and he could be off the board before the Lions have a chance to pick him in the second or third round.
Both Cliff Avril and Nate Burleson are excited for the Monday Night Football game against the Bears. Burleson described it as being "the closest thing to the playoffs before the playoffs actually start." Hopefully the Lions will get to experience both MNF and the playoffs next season.
You can check out ESPN's full Monday Night Football schedule for the 2011 season here. It's still a bit odd seeing the Lions on the schedule, especially as a home team.