Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Lions' picks: Round 3/76 -- DeAndre Levy, LB, 6-1, 236, Wisconsin...Levy played on the outside at Wisconsin, but he said the Lions had talked to him about playing the middle, where they have a gaping hole. He said he ended up with some similar assignments to the middle linebacker in certain situations in college. He was visiting New Orleans when the Lions scrambled to get him on a plane to Detroit for the last day prospects could visit teams, and he took that as a good sign. He's athletic but might need to get stronger. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout DeAndre Levy News
08/30/15 - LB DeAndre Levy sat out Friday with an undisclosed minor injury.
08/26/15 - LB DeAndre Levy is dealing with an undisclosed injury and sat practice Tuesday and Wednesday.
08/05/15 - LB DeAndre Levy agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Lions Wednesday (Aug. 5)..
"He's a heck of a football player, just a playmaker on our defense vs. the run and the pass," Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Tuesday as the sides were working toward an agreement. "The guy's an impact player, so we definitely want to keep him on our defense. It's very important to our football team. His leadership is also excellent and professional in every sense of the word, so he has a lot of value to us and he's one of our own guys, so we want to definitely keep him around."
Levy, a third-round pick in 2009, has stepped up his play the past two years, becoming one of the league's top every-down outside linebackers.
In 2013, he tied for second in the NFL with six interceptions while recording 119 tackles. Last season, he tallied a career-high 151 tackles and also had 2.5 sacks and one interception.
12/29/14 - SLB DeAndre Levy played every defensive snap in the regular season.
12/08/14 - LB DeAndre Levy had his first two-sack game of his career Sunday and had just 1 1/2 career sacks entering the game.