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Monday, January 27, 2014
Lions draft outlook: Defensive ends

By Michael Rothstein

The all-star games are over. The combine, which is the next area for potential draftees to prove anything, is less than a month away.

Many of the players selected in May’s draft will come from the three major college all-star games or from underclassmen who decided the time was right to turn professional. Over the next two weeks, pairing with our position outlook series, we’ll take a quick preview look and look back at some names to become familiar with over the next four months as the NFL draft process crawls along.

Today continues with defensive ends. Detroit will be looking for a defensive end somewhere, be it through the draft or free agency, where the Lions could end up bringing back Willie Young. It is highly unlikely the team would use a high selection on an end, though, considering pressing needs in other areas.

Previous looks: Quarterbacks; Running backs; Wide receivers; tight ends; Offensive tackles; Interior linemen

NFLPA game:
Shrine Game:
Senior Bowl prospects:
Others not in major all-star games: