Brian Xanders won over the Detroit Lions fanbase extremely quickly. He joined the team in 2013 and had a hand in streamlining their draft and free agency analysis process. Just months later, the Lions put together one of the best draft classes in franchise history. Now the Lions may be in danger of losing the experienced executive:
The Browns, like the Lions, are going through a complete overhaul of their front office, which included the shocking hiring of baseball executive Paul DePodesta of Moneyball fame.
For what it's worth, Xanders is currently down at the Senior Bowl helping out with player interviews for the Lions.
Xanders' resume goes well beyond the Lions' 2013 draft. He has been in the NFL for over 20 years, and has held a wide variety of positions including player personnel assistant, scout and general manager. His talented football mind earned him an interview for the Dolphins' general manager job two years ago, but he was passed over. Now the Lions may lose him for good.