Film Study: DT Gabe Wright fits Lions’ gap-shooting scheme

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This article was published by the Detroit Free Press

With the departures of its starting defensive tackles and top backup, the Detroit Lions entered the NFL draft with a glaring need for depth along an interior line that was the team’s backbone just months earlier. The unit that had set the tone for the third-ranked defense in 2014 was suddenly a weakness and in serious need of reinforcements.

Though the Lions added a five-time All-Pro, albeit an aging one, in Haloti Ngata, and signed rotational player Tyrunn Walker, the desire to add talent in the trenches was still apparent. Continue reading

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Film Study: Lions UDFA Zach Zenner possesses intriguing skill set

Photo: Joe Ahlquist / Argus Leader

Photo: Joe Ahlquist / Argus Leader

A version of this article was published by the Detroit Free Press.

Frequently, you’ll hear members of the media say that when NFL scouts are looking at small school talent, they want to see the player dominate the competition.

South Dakota State running back Zach Zenner didn’t just dominate the competition; he re-wrote the record books. Continue reading