Weekend in Review: A look at the Lions' rookie orientation

Posted May 13, 2013

How did draft picks, free agent signings and practice squad players look during last weekend's three-practice rookie orientation?

It was a typical rookie orientation weekend in Allen Park with a few atypical factors.

Probably No. 1 on the atypical list would be the noticeable size on the football field. The Lions had six signed players -- three drafted -- who stood at 6-5-or-more: two at 6-5, two at 6-6 and two at 6-7 (well, technically, TE Joseph Fauria is 6-7-and-a-half).

Size along the defensive line took a noticeable shift upward with the addition of defensive ends Ziggy Ansah and Devin Taylor.

To see how big they really are, take a look at this weekend's rookie orientation photo galleries on

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