Sure, the actual games remain an eternity away. And meaningful practices won't begin for another month (May 26). But the Detroit Lions do report to Allen Park today for the start of voluntary conditioning. And it's yet another sign that the new season is nearly upon us.
Trae Waynes, the son of two former tracksters, is a pure press corner with explosive quickness. He's the only player to run a faster 40-yard dash than Slay in the past three combines, at a smoking 4.31 seconds. That time solidified his place atop this cornerback class.
There aren't many defensive tackles built like Phillips, who measures 6-foot-5, 330 pounds with arms nearly 35-inches long. But questions about his durability and motor make him a risky choice in round one.