Former Michigan State Spartan Jack Conklin finds a new home

Former Michigan State Spartans offensive tackle Jack Conklin spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Tennessee Titans, where he made 57 starts and was named an All-Pro as a rookie. And now, he’s found a new home. He’s signed a three-year deal with the Cleveland Browns worth $42 million, $30 million … Read more

Inside the Numbers: 5 reasons why Michigan State is struggling in 2016

So the Michigan State Spartans have certainly seen better days in recent program history. This past Saturday, they faltered again the second half in their 31-14 loss at home against the BYU Cougars. The loss was their third straight on the season, putting them under .500 this late into a season since 2012 when they finished the … Read more

MSU coach Mark Dantonio ‘frustrated’ with Spartans falling in NFL Draft

Very few things can make a college football coach more proud than seeing his players graduate and move to the professional level, whether it is on the field or off. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio is no different. He saw 13 players have their name among the best NFL prospects heading into last week’s event … Read more

Local Michigan talent selected in 2016 NFL Draft

Plenty of local kids heard their name called during the 2016 NFL Draft. Whether it was during the very first round, or all the way down in the very last round, there were plenty of Michigan based college players’ names being called throughout. Here are the Michigan based collegiate programs and the players from those … Read more

Updated Day 2 NFL mock draft

Just when you think you are done with NFL mock drafts, “SURPRISE!” The first-round is officially over and it is time to predict the second day of the draft– rounds two and three. With a better understanding of the direction each organization went on day one, we have a slightly better idea of team needs … Read more

Day 2 draft targets for the Detroit Lions

Round 1 of the 2016 NFL draft is done and there is still plenty of talent left on the board for the Detroit Lions. After selecting offensive tackle Taylor Decker in the first, the Lions could look to address other positions of need such as strong safety, defensive end, center or linebacker. Here a few … Read more

Former Michigan State LT Jack Conklin drafted 8th overall by Tennessee Titans

What was once a dream is now a reality as former Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin has been selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 8th overall pick in the 1st Round of the 2016 NFL Draft. In order to grab Conklin, the Titans has to make a trade with the Cleveland Browns who … Read more

5 Bold ‘Locally Flavored’ 2016 NFL Draft Predictions

With the 2016 NFL Draft set to begin on Thursday night, there is one thing that you can count on. Expect the unexpected. Each and every year, the NFL Draft gurus put together their mock drafts, certain that they know what they are talking about. Heck, we do the same thing here at DSN. Then, … Read more

Who will the Lions pick in the NFL Draft? NFL experts weigh in

The NFL offseason can be very long, but the hype for the season starts to build up again once the NFL Draft rolls around. Luckily for us NFL fans, that day is about to be upon us, as the first round will finally be taking place this Thursday. The question everybody wants answered is who … Read more

Complete 7-round NFL mock draft

The NFL draft is right around the corner and it is officially time to release a final, seven-round mock draft. Every single selection for every single team is predicted. Trades will throw a wrench in the order, but most of the picks were chosen solely on their schematic fit, team need, and best player available. … Read more

The Detroit Lions prospects of interest

With the 2016 pre-draft scouting process coming to the end, the Detroit Lions are winding down on their visits with potential draft selections. The Detroit scouting staff has interacted with a long list of prospects this season– at least relative to years past. Not every single interview or workout makes it to the media, but the … Read more

Detroit Lions ‘All Local’ 7-Round NFL Mock Draft

With the 2016 NFL Draft nearly upon us, we are confident that you have probably read more than your fair share of mock drafts, each of which probably had the Detroit Lions selecting a different player. So, we thought it would be fun to create a mock draft for the Lions using only players from … Read more

NFL 1st Round Mock Draft: Post Titans-Rams trade

  [tps_header] On Thursday, a blockbuster trade went down in the NFL as the Los Angeles Rams gave up an arm and a leg in order to acquire the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft from the Tennessee Titans. Because of the trade, mock drafts everywhere were thrown for a loop, including … Read more

5 roster holes the Detroit Lions still need to address

[tps_header]With exactly a month until the 2016 NFL Draft in Chicago, the Detroit Lions still have some glaring holes in their roster that need attention prior to next season. Here are 5 positions the Lions could tackle in either the upcoming draft or in free agency.[/tps_header] [tps_title]1. Offensive tackle[/tps_title] It is no secret that the … Read more

7 players who could be drafted by the Detroit Lions in the first round

[tps_header] When the Detroit Lions hired Bob Quinn as their next general manager, they were well aware of the importance of this offseason. The Lions are in a unique situation where they may only be a handful of players away from competing for a playoff spot in 2016 and the NFL Draft is a good … Read more

Reflecting on Connor Cook at the Combine

For the best NFL prospects, this weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine was all about showcasing their physical talents and athleticism. For others, they needed to address the media with some off-the-field questions, whatever those may be. For now former Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook, his biggest task, strange to many, was answering a barrage of … Read more