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The Detroit Lions selected BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah with their first-round pick (fifth overall) on day one of the 2013 NFL draft.
Ansah was drafted to replace Kyle Vanden Bosch, who was released earlier this offseason.
Last season, Ansah had 62 total tackles, 13 going for a loss, including 4.5 sacks in 2012. He finished the Senior Bowl with seven tackles, including 3½ for losses (1½ were sacks). (MLive.com)
One of the biggest roadblocks for Michigan State in 2012 was the fact it had to replace so many playmakers on offense that left after the 2011 season. In 2013, the Spartans offense will look to be replacing the only playmaker it had in 2012.
According to his mentor, Donis Toler, running back Le’Veon Bell informed coach Mark Dantonio on Wednesday that he was leaving school to enter the NFL Draft and has hired an agent.
“He’s all in,” Toler told MLive.com. “I talked to Coach D last night, and it’s tough. Obviously, there are pros and cons, but a young man had to make a choice that’s best for him and his family, so that’s the most important thing. (CBSSports.com)
By most accounts, Sims was projected somewhere between a second- and fourth-round pick. However, that was mostly based on potential. There isn’t a ton of film to show the NFL due to injuries, but the tools are all there… (The Only Colors)
Lions RB Mikel Leshoure gets May 11, 8:30 a.m. court date on drug charge (Detroit News)
Detroit Tigers’ Delmon Young will not start Friday but will return to starting lineup soon (MLive)
Plane crash survivor Austin Hatch to play again – for Michigan (FOX Sports Detroit)
Ex-Lions RB Billy Sims to be honored at Gridiron Greats dinner (Detroit Free Press)
Pundits: Redskins’ pick of Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins controversial (Detroit Free Press)
Lions announce jersey numbers for 2012 draft picks (MLive)
Detroit Lions Sign WR Lance Long (Pride of Detroit)
Undrafted free agent Spartans Brian Linthicum, Garrett Celek and Todd Anderson sign with NFL teams (MLive)
Spartans 2012 NFL Draft Recap (On The Banks of The Red Cedar)
Detroit Lions Draft Recap: Breaking Down Every Pick (SideLion Report)
Lions List of Undrafted Free Agents Inked (Lions Gab)
Detroit Lions To Sign DT Edmon McClam (Pride Of Detroit)
Report: Brandon Inge clears waivers, will sign contract with Oakland Athletics (MLive)