All three could potentially fill needs for Detroit come May, including Lewan, which may not seem like an immediate need for Detroit with the talent they have at offensive line. However, Tim Twentyman and Mike O'Hara say his visit wasn't a "smokescreen", and he could be a realistic selection in the first round.
"The Lions like what they have at tackle in
With the draft being pushed back by two weeks this year, it gives Mayhew and the Lions' front office more time to evaluate players.
“Sometimes we’ll have guys that we end up getting one grade on them -- smaller school guys," said Mayhew. "We’ll have an opportunity to go back and look at some of those guys a little bit more in depth. So I think there will be some value in terms of the scouts because they’ll have more time.”
Orlovsky spent his first four seasons in the NFL with Detroit. He started seven games in 2008 and completed 143-of-255 passes (56.1 percent) for 1,616 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions.
OTHER NOTEWORTHY ITEMS FROM THE WEEK:
- Lions on the lookout for versatile, edge-rushing LB.
- Lions expecting a lot from CB
Darius Slayin 2014.
Joseph Fauriameet his expectations last season? Catching touchdown passes is an obvious skill and it’s part of what made Fauria a fan favorite, along with his personality and his end zone dances.
- Jim Caldwell sits down with ESPN's Mike & Mike on opening day.
Ryan Broylesand others offered clean slate in 2014.
- Lions offseason workout schedule set.
- What two moves so far by NFC teams could have had the most positive impact on the Lions?
- Lions also like
Golden Tate's "toughness" as a blocker.