INDIANAPOLIS – Lions love: Michigan kicker Jake Moody grew up in Northville and has been a lifelong fan of the Detroit Lions. Moody told a story Thursday at the Combine about how when he was in high school some friends texted him that Matt Prater and Calvin Johnson were eating at a local pizzeria close to his house. Moody jumped in his car and raced over to the pizza place. When he got there he went straight to Prater. He talked to Prater for so long that Johnson actually interrupted and introduced himself. Moody is arguably the best kicker in this draft. He has a big leg, and said the longest field goal he’s ever made in practice was a wind-aided 72-yarder. He said he’d love to be drafted by the Lions
Figure skating: Illinois safety Sydney Brown was really encouraged by the rookie season former teammate and current Lions safety Kerby Joseph had. Brown, one of the top safeties in this year’s class, grew up in Canada. Like most Canadiens, Brown had a pair of ice skates on his feet at an early age. Brown’s mother was a terrific figure skater and pushed Brown and his brother into figure skating as kids. Brown didn’t stick with it long, however, before turning to football. He had six interceptions for the Illini this past season.