Detroit Lions: 10 Players Whose Stock Is on the Rise in OTAs

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Detroit Lions: 10 Players Whose Stock Is on the Rise in OTAs
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It's almost June, and NFL players across the country are joining their teammates in official workouts and drills, with coaches there and everything.

That's much better than seeing them in courtrooms and negotiations.

This is what an NFL offseason is supposed to look like, and the Lions are taking full advantage of it, as they use the time to work on fundamentals and players' individual skill sets.

Picking out the top performers from OTAs is difficult, as head coach Jim Schwartz has said himself that he isn't using OTAs as an evaluation point. As a result, you may find that some of these are a bit of a stretch in terms of direct impact, but I have my reasons.

Besides, it's a serious mistake to take any activity in May seriously enough to project it into the regular season. All that's happening right now is players are working on things like their footwork, blocking techniques and bull rushes.

Nobody is really going at it thus far in activities, with one rather notable exception.

But even though it's early and thus impossible to get any kind of handle on what's going on with these players in the long-term, the NFL is a year-round cycle because of activities like this.

So don't read too much into this, just enjoy it while you wait for the preseason to begin in just over two months. And don't be surprised if these guys feature heavily in that preseason.

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