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Detroit Lions at the NFL Scouting Combine: What we took from Day 2

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on February 22, 2013 – 10:54 pm

Martin Mayhew

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew stepped to the podium on day 2 of the NFL Scouting Combine, but it was comments made during his private session with the beat writers that drew more attention.

Also available Friday were offensive linemen, running backs, wide receivers and quarterbacks.

  • Detroitlions.com lead writer Tim Twentyman speculated whether Alabama’s Chance Womack would become the first guard drafted in the top five since Bill Fralic in 1985.
  • Arkansas-Pine Bluff tackle Terron Armstead has potential with his athletic ability to be a mid-round selection for the Detroit Lions.
  • West Virginia’s Tavon Austin presents an intriguing option for the Lions as a triple-threat return man, wide receiver and running back.

Saturday’s availability will include more wide receivers and running backs, defensive linemen and linebackers. Offensive linemen will also begin on-field workouts.


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Martin Mayhew still extending a helping hand to Titus Young

Posted by ttwentyman on February 22, 2013 – 1:10 pm

Titus Young may no longer be a member of the Detroit Lions, but that doesn’t mean general manager Martin Mayhew isn’t willing to extent a helping hand to a man in need.

“We’re going to try and work with him and support him in any way possible,” Mayhew said Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine. “I feel like I want to help him deal with his problems, whatever they are, and we support them.”

Mayhew said he’s been in contact with Young’s family since he was released by the Rams and said he’ll continue to be supportive to him.

Young’s troubles have been well documented in Detroit, which led to his release on the first day teams could do so following the season. Young was claimed off waivers by the Rams — the only team to put in a claim on him — but was later released after the interview process.

Mayhew did reiterate that although he’s extended a helping hand to Young, the door is shut on any possible return to the Lions.


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Detroit Lions at the NFL Scouting Combine: What we took from Day 1

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on February 22, 2013 – 12:06 am

Jim Schwartz

Day 1 of the NFL Scouting Combine consisted of head coach Jim Schwartz‘s media availability as well as interviews with some of the top offensive line prospects coming out for this year’s NFL Draft.

Schwartz spoke at the podium and then additionally to the local media outside the actual media room.

Key points from Day 1:

Friday’s availability includes Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew, running backs and wide receivers.


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