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Notes: Lions take Maurice Hurst in Detroit Free Press’ latest mock draft

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The Lions add another defensive tackle in Dave Birkett’s latest mock.

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  • On Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press published his second NFL mock draft of the year. This time, he has the Detroit Lions selecting Michigan Wolverine defensive tackle Maurice Hurst at 20 overall, saying, “Hurst’s heart scare at the NFL combine could have him slipping in the draft, and he’d fit a more immediate—and bigger—need on the Lions’ defense.”

  • Speaking of Hurst and his medical scare, it appears the big defensive tackle may be healthy enough to perform at his Pro Day this week:

2 Days until I get to Kill Pro Day! #GoBlue #GodsPlan

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  • Justin Rogers of the Detroit News has some specific contract details from the Lions’ earlier signings:

  • Eric Ebron and Detroit Lions fans are still at each other’s throats in Instagram comments:

  • If you’re wondering how new Lions tight end Luke Willson fares as a blocker, our friends at Field Gulls has two different film breakdowns of that aspect of his game.

  • The NFL competition committee’s proposal for the new catch rules leaked on Wednesday, and they’re pretty much the exact same but without the “going to the ground” stipulations: