Now that the draft is over, teams are searching back over the free agency wire to see if there are any other players that can help build their roster. Former Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah remains one of the most prized players available, and it appears another team is interested in his services.
Lions’ DE Ziggy Ansah - who along with Ndamukong Suh are the most high-profile free agents that remain unsigned - is in Seattle today visiting the Seahawks, per source. The Seahawks could use another DE having traded Frank Clark to Kansas City.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 29, 2019
As Schefter noted, the Seahawks have a newfound need on the edge after trading Frank Clark away. However, Seattle did draft TCU defensive end L.J. Collier in the first round.
There hasn’t been any news about how Monday’s visit with the Seahawks went, but at this point, there’s no hurry to get anyone signed until at least organized team activities, which begin in mid-May.
- Kelly Stafford is back home again after returning to the hospital to manage post-surgery pain. She still definitely has a sense of humor:
- Erik Schlitt of Lions Wire has his first Detroit Lions roster stack, in which he slots everyone on the roster into seven categories: Impact players, core players, starter battles, role players, depth battles, development needed and UDFA/tryouts.
- The Lions are hiring a social media intern, and the requirements for the job are very important:
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do— Detroit Lions (@Lions) April 30, 2019
But we need some help.
Now hiring: 2019 social media internship.
Requirements include a love of office GIFs and @toto99com. Video editing / graphic design experience a ➕.
Apply here ➡️ https://t.co/x0HmXUphwH pic.twitter.com/xGnXhdB9bD
- MLive’s Nate Atkins has a pretty thorough breakdown of all the Lions’ nine draft picks and what their expectations should be at the next level.
- If you care about how the Lions’ draft affected their odds—and also T.J. Hockenson’s offensive rookie of the year odds—enjoy:
According to BetOnline, Lions' Super Bowl odds went from 80/1 to 66/1 following the draft. Hockenson is 12/1 to win rookie of the year, tied with Drew Lock and behind Murray, Haskins, Jacobs, M. Brown and Hardman.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) April 29, 2019
- Justin Rogers of the Detroit News has five thoughts on the Lions’ draft class.