Herman Moore announced the Lions second round pick, cornerback Darius Slay out of Mississippi State. The 6'0", 192-pound corner was the fastest corner at the combine turning in a blistering 4.31 time.
He was overshadowed by Johnthan Banks in the Mississippi State defensive backfield, but Darius has more upside with better straight-line speed and nice fluidity. He played two years of junior college
ball at Itawamba (Miss) Community College after he failed to qualify academically after first signing with Mississippi State out of high school.
Lionbacker takes a look at the Lions 2013 second and third round draft picks.
Is Ziggy the Ansah?
"With the 5th pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions select Ezekiel Anasah," as announced by Madden cover boy and Lions legend Barry Sanders. Ezekiel Nana "Ziggy" Ansah was born in Ghana and was
recently introduced to American football. Now the Lions braintrust of Martin Mayhew and Jim Schwartz tie their fortunes and Lions future to this athletic but very raw defensive end.
GAME RECAP: Atlanta Falcons 31 Detroit Lions 18
Detroit lost is seventh straight game falling to the Atlanta Falcons 31-18 on Saturday night at Ford Field. The only bright spot continues to be Calvin Johnson who broke the single season receiving yards
with a huge game with 11 catches for 225 yards. Johnson passed Jerry Rice with one game to play and now has 1,892 yards and catch pass the 2,000 mark in their final game against Chicago.
GAME RECAP: Arizona Cardinals 38 Detroit Lions 10
Detroit headed into Arizona with a five game losing streak but facing a Cardinals team that had lost nine in a row after opening the season with four straight wins. Things were so bad with the Cardinals
that they lost in Seattle last week 58-10. Things are worse for the Lions.
GAME RECAP: Minnesota Vikings 34 Detroit Lions 24
The Lions rode into Minnesota having won three of four while the Vikings had been struggling. With a chance to leapfrog their divison foes in the standings, it would be the Vikings who would complete
the series sweep by beating the Lions 34-24. While Minnesota moves to 6-4 and keeps their playoff hopes very much alive.