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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Lions draft outlook: Defensive tackles

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 these three 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 tackles. Much like the ends, this is not going to be a high position of need for Detroit, but once the middle rounds hit, it could be a place the Lions choose to spend a draft pick -- especially if they can’t reach an extension with Ndamukong Suh or choose to not pick up the fifth-year option on Nick Fairley.

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

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