Detroit may have gambled with their first- (Ziggy Ansah) and second-round (Darius Slay) selections, but by addressing a significant concern with a relative sure thing in SEC-standout Larry Warford in the third round, the Lions may regain their roar in 2013.
Any honest account of Alabama's romp over Notre Dame begins where all of Alabama's championship triumphs have begun: Up front, in the trenches. But any telling that omits the emergence of Bama's big-play passing game is incomplete.
Seriously, why would Nick Saban want to leave all this? Boredom, maybe. Fatigue, perhaps. Alabama's biggest obstacle at this point may be the system itself. In two seasons, it would have to win two of these games in a playoff to capture what would be at the time its fourth consecutive championship. That could flat-out just tucker a dynasty out.