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  1. Mel Kiper Jr. grades the Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    It was a draft that started with criticism on Thursday night and ended with the feeling of an average draft -- not an average draft for the Detroit Lions, which isn't always good, but an average draft for an average NFL team. ESPN draft analyst Me...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  2. Morning Roar: The Kiper-McShay mock

    Michael Rothstein

    The Lions, lying in wait for the new year.... You may have missed it Thursday night -- if you were in the northeast, it was gorgeous outside -- but ESPN draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay live mock drafted the first three rounds of next ...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  3. Kiper Jr., McShay go offense in latest mock

    Michael Rothstein

    A little over a week out from the NFL draft and ESPN analysts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. are focusing on offense for the Lions with the No. 10 pick. Just not the players one might expect. Neither mock draft will account for any trade scenari...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  4. Lions could look for late value with QBs

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions have their starting quarterback in Matthew Stafford and a former starter as a backup in Dan Orlovsky. Kellen Moore, now entering his third season with the Lions, has not taken a snap and is still on the roster. That, though, shou...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  5. Analyzing Kiper Grade A draft: Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions have the 10th pick in May's NFL draft, and after upgrading a lot of their needs offensively during free agency, they might well turn to drafting heavily on defense. The Lions have obvious needs in the secondary and can also upgra...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  6. Analyzing Kiper 3.0: Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    The Lions might have signed Golden Tate and Kevin Ogletree already this week, but that hasn't stopped Mel Kiper Jr. from predicting Detroit will go wide receiver again in the first round of May's NFL draft. Kiper is tabbing Texas A&M receiver Mike...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  7. Kiper's Mock 3.0: Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions have never been bashful about one of their priorities this offseason -- finding a wide receiver to complement star Calvin Johnson. Detroit solved some of that issue Wednesday afternoon, signing Golden Tate to a five-year contract...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  8. In retrospect, Kiper loves the Lions draft

    Michael Rothstein

    He was high on the Detroit Lions' 2013 NFL draft from the start, grading the team as a B in the days following the draft. Now, with a season of evidence, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. had an even higher opinion of how the Lions did. He gave ...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  9. Kiper mock 1.0 reaction: Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    There are two areas of major need for the Detroit Lions entering the 2014 draft -- wide receiver and cornerback -- and the team will have to take care of remedying one of those issues in the first round this May. Colleague Mel Kiper Jr. has the Li...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  10. Interesting look at a 2008 redraft for Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    Mel Kiper Jr. took a look at what the 2008 draft might have looked like had the teams had the knowledge about certain players that they now possess. Hindsight always looks a lot better -- or is what gets coaches and general managers fired -- but i...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  11. Three Lions on Kiper Jr.'s All-Rookie team

    Michael Rothstein

    For much of the season, defensive end Ziggy Ansah and offensive guard Larry Warford were on Mel Kiper Jr.'s list of the top rookies in the NFL. So it is no surprise they made his All-Rookie team, announced Friday. Warford played every snap this...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  12. Two Lions stay on Kiper's Rookie Rankings

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Continuing to prove Martin Mayhew and his staff had a pretty good draft last year, two Detroit Lions remain in the Top 15 of colleague Mel Kiper Jr.'s rookie rankings this week. And that's not even including punter Sam Martin,...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  13. Denard Robinson must switch positions to make NFL

    Michael Rothstein

    Mel Kiper Jr. lists Denard Robinson as the No. 5 senior wide receiver on his 2013 draft board. Other QBs have successfully transitioned to other positions in the NFL, but can Robinson?

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2012
  14. Lewan, Denard Robinson on Kiper radar

    Michael Rothstein

    Redshirt junior left tackle Taylor Lewan is already starting to garner potential attention for the 2013 NFL Draft. The Scottsdale, Ariz. native who has two years of eligibility remaining is No. 12 on Mel Kiper's first big board for next year's NFL...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  15. Could Robinson be a first-rounder?

    Michael Rothstein

    As NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. continues to laud the possibility of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson as a wide receiver in the NFL -- he has him as his No. 2 senior NFL Draft prospect at receiver for 2013 -- the question remains. Could Rob...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  16. Molk rated Top 5 center by Kiper

    Michael Rothstein

    Former Michigan center and Rimington Trophy award winner David Molk is the lone Wolverine in the draft that made ESPN.com NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr.'s first Top 5-by-position rankings leading up to the draft. To show the Big Ten depth at the p...

    Blog | January 18, 2012