April 23: The Lions are one of the teams mentioned by ESPN's Adam Schefter who have "made calls" about moving down in the first round.
April 21: Chris Mortensen is under the opinion that the Lions will take BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah at No. 5 overall if Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher aren't available.
April 18: Jason La Canfora continues to report that guards Chance Warmack and Jonathan Cooper are in play for the Lions if they stay at No. 5 overall. Both players are "clean," one general manager told La Canfora.
April 18: According to Jason La Canfora, the Lions "would be willing to fall all the way back into the 20s," if it meant picking up more draft capital later on.
April 18: According to Anwar Richardson, the Lions hosted both Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan and Mississippi State cornerback Darius Slay.
April 18: Pro Football Talk reports that West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin will make a pre-draft visit to Detroit. Would the Lions consider taking him at No. 5 overall?
April 18: Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press reports that the Lions hosted Michigan State defensive end William Gholston and will also have UNC offensive tackle Brennan Williams in town for a visit.
April 14: Virginia Tech offensive lineman Vinston Painter has a visit lined up with the Detroit Lions, among others, reports Tony Pauline.
April 9: Tim Twentyman of the Lions official website reports that Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, Cincinnati tight end Travis Kelce and running back Mike Cox visited Detroit Tuesday.
April 9: Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Alabama guard Chance Warmack had an "impressive" visit with the Lions, and is in play at No. 5 overall.
April 9: According to Tim Twentyman, the Lions hosted Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner on Monday.
April 8: According to the Detroit Lions' official website, Alabama guard Chance Warmack made an official visit to the Lions Monday.
April 3: Chris Mortensen of ESPN expects the Lions to draft either the top defensive end or offensive tackle on the board at No. 5 overall.
March 22: Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press considers Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson as a dark-horse candidate to be the Lions' pick at No. 5 overall.
According to Draft Ace, the following players have either visited or will visit the Lions:
RB Onterrio McCaleb, Auburn
WR Justin Hunter, Tennessee
WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
WR Robert Woods, USC
WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia
TE Michael Williams, Alabama
TE Travis Kelce, Cincinnati
OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
OT Reid Fragel, Ohio State
OG Chance Warmack, Alabama
C Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
DE William Gholston, Michigan State
LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia
LB Dion Jordan, Oregon
CB Dee Milliner, Alabama
CB David Amerson, N.C. State
P Cody Davis, Texas Tech
P Sam Martin, Appalachian State