- Jack Conklin, offensive tackle from Michigan State, has experienced a meteoric rise on draft boards, which is a position the Lions are likely to address in this upcoming draft. SB Nation's Stephen White had high praise for Conklin a few weeks ago, but some draft writers remain reserved on the offensive lineman:
- The Week 1 preseason game for the Lions, at Pittsburgh, has been moved to a night game. Kickoff is now anticipated for 7 p.m. ET.
- With offseason workouts gearing up Monday, the new and improved weight room at Allen Park will be seeing plenty of action. The Lions have an expanded media gallery out now to see what it looks like.
- Lions players are already fired up to be back to working out:
First day back! Weeeeehoooo!!— Sam (@SamMartin_6) April 18, 2016
First day back.... Man what great feeling— Darius Slay (@_bigplayslay23) April 18, 2016
- Another Clemson athlete visited the Lions on Monday. Cornerback Mackensie Alexander is up in Detroit to visit the team.
- Mike O'Hara of Lions.com has released his latest draft preview rankings, this time on defensive backs. The aforementioned Mackensie Alexander comes in at no. 4.
- "BIG NEWS" out of Allen Park:
Woah. BIG NEWS developing out of Allen Park today https://t.co/V0rXsQeQYs— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) April 18, 2016
Mackensie Alexander meets with the Lions leading up to the NFL Draft.