- Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman believes that Matthew Stafford is a “top four or top five” quarterback in the league, and has actually benefited from Calvin Johnson’s retirement.
- Speaking of Calvin, ESPN has this great profile on what Megatron has been up to since his retirement and his plans to become a life coach for young people.
- Sports Illustrated’s Jenny Vrentas listed her top 15 teams going into the 2017 season. The Lions came in at 10th.
- Andy Benoit listed the top needs for all 32 teams. For the Lions, he chose defensive line.
- Joique Bell, Jim Caldwell and others held a Black History Month panel to discuss positive role models in the community. They also honored Wally Triplett, the first African American player selected in the NFL Draft.
- Pro Football Focus lists their top 32 prospects for the 2017 NFL Draft.
- Duke defeated North Carolina in basketball on Thursday night, meaning Laken Tomlinson had bragging rights over Eric Ebron. Here’s a sampling of their trash talk:
On Me If Grayson Get Away With Another Push Off...— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) February 10, 2017