PRO:Began his NFL career on the Detroit Lions practice squad in 2012.
COLLEGE:A two-time first team All-Mountain West selection, Messina finished his career with the Lobos as the Mountain West all-time leader in tackles with 454, as well as third on the school’s career tackles list.
2011:First team All- Mountain West after leading the conference in tackles with 142 for the third-consecutive season, also finishing tied for sixth nationally.
2010:Second team All-Mountain West.
2009:Named first team All-Mountain West in addition to Honorable Mention All-America recognition by both CollegeFootballNews.com and SI.com.
2008:Made his lone start in week six at Wyoming as a redshirt freshman and had 35 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks on the season.
The Lions are expecting to see significant gains from the investment the last two years in cornerbacks Darius Slay, Bill Bentley, Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green
For quarterbacks Jameis Winston of Florida State and Russell Wilson of the Super Bowl champ Seattle Seahawks, recent visits to spring training camps sparked questions about playing two sports
Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert talks about his experience at the combine and his thoughts on being projected as the number one defensive back in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Tim Twentyman and Mike O'Hara on the depth at wide receiver in this year's draft as they wrap-up day four from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.