Just a couple weeks after leading the nation in Senior Bowl invites, the Wolverines have sent 14 players to this week's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. That, too, is a national high.
The league's salary cap is jumping $12 million for the second straight year. That'll factor into the Lions' extension talks with Matthew Stafford this offseason.
The projected salary cap figure for 2017 that's been bandied about in recent weeks of $168 million wasn't exactly right, but it's pretty close. A league official told Judy Battista of NFL Media that the salary cap will actually be set at $167 million for the coming season.
Pick any line of defense on the Lions roster and you're going to find a need. Luckily for them, help could be on the way at every single position in this year's draft.
The NFL combine is under way, and teams can begin negotiating with free agents in less than a week. The market opens next week Thursday.
This week, the Lions get to go shopping.
Leading up to the NFL Combine, MLive.com's Nate Atkins and Kyle Meinke are breaking down the players to watch at each position for the Detroit Lions. The final group to examine is one of the team's top needs.
So, what do the Lions need to finally put together a competent running attack?
Before the spending begins, let the arguing begin. The annual PFT Hot 100 Free Agents list has been posted.
The following are PFT's top 100 free agents for the start of the 2017 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents, as well as released players.