The Lions, lying in wait for this new year. ...
Though it might look like the Detroit Lions are set on the offensive line, with all five starters returning from a unit that was one of the best in the NFL last season, it doesn't mean the team is not at least investigating their options.
Especially when one comes from right down the road.
The Lions brought in Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan on a visit Tuesday, the third prospect they have brought in for private pre-draft meetings, along with defensive end Larry Webster and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
Lewan is expected to be available at No. 10, but likely not much beyond that. He is a two-time Big Ten offensive lineman of the year and can both pass block and run block. He has a high level of aggressiveness -- this has sometimes gotten him into trouble on the field with penalties -- but appeared to curb that for the most part in his senior season.
He is also facing three assault charges stemming from a December incident in Ann Arbor, Mich., and is scheduled to be arraigned on those pending charges on April 8.
And now, a look at Lions news from around the Interwebs:
A look back at Martin Mayhew's first rounds in the NFL draft starts with 2005.
Tom Lewand is in favor of NFL playoff expansion, writes Dave Birkett in the Detroit Free Press.
The Lions are trying to improve at cornerback, writes Chris McCosky in the Detroit News.
Martin Mayhew takes the blame for the bad Mike Thomas trade, writes Kyle Meinke of MLive.