April can't come soon enough.
With the Detroit Lions entrenched in a winless season, the focus for many fans has already switched towards the annual NFL draft. And like many ball clubs, Detroit is already doing its homework.
According to Scout.com draft expert Chris Steuber, Detroit's scouting department will be attending at least two collegiate games on Saturday. The first is between Mid-American Conference East (MAC) leaders Buffalo and Bowling Green. The other pits ACC foes and perennial pro producers Wake Forest and Boston College.
Here's who they will be taking a look at ...
Bowling Green ...
MLB John Haneline (SR), OLB Diyral Briggs (SR), LB Erique Dozier (SR), CB Antonio Smith (SR), CB Kenny Lewis (SR), SS P.J. Mahone (JR), QB Tyler Sheehan (JR), WR Freddie Barnes (JR).
Boston College ...
MLB Mike McLaughlin (JR), OLB Robert Francois (SR), OLB Kevin Akins (SR), OLB Mark Herzlich (JR), DE Austin Giles (JR), DT B.J. Raji (SR), DT Ron Brace (SR), FS Marty Bowman (JR), SS Paul Anderson (SR), QB Chris Crane (SR), WR Brandon Robinson (SR), TE Ryan Purvis (SR), C Matt Tennant (JR)
Wake Forest ... (attended by Detroit scout Dave Uyrus)
MLB Stanley Arnoux (SR), OLB Aaron Curry (SR) DT Boo Robinson (SR) DT John Russell (SR), CB Alphonso Smith (SR), CB Brandon Ghee (JR), FS Kevin Patterson (SR), SS Chip Vaughn (SR), QB Riley Skinner (SR), WR D.J. Boldin (SR), TE Ben Wooster (JR), K Sam Swank (SR).
The above information did not originate from the Detroit Lions. It was collected using sources across the collegiate and NFL network via Chris Steuber.