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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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.
12/07/14 - LB DeAndre Levy had another stellar outing in what is shaping up as an All-Pro season. Levy, who had a half-sack all season, dropped Tampa Bay quarterback Josh McCown twice. He finished with five tackles, giving him 121 for the year. The closest teammate to him is linebacker Tahir Whitehead, who has 61.
10/05/14 - LB DeAndre Levy continued to play like an All-Pro, making a team-high 13 tackles. No other player had more than six. He now has 51 tackles, 27 more than any of his teammates. He wasn't impressed by his performance. "It's frustrating whenever you lose, but I don't think I played well enough to point the finger at anybody," he said.
09/21/14 - LB DeAndre Levy was a force, making a team-high nine unassisted tackles. One of them resulted in a safety against Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy. Levy was also credited with two passes defended as he sometimes lined up in the slot to defend the Packers' top receiver, Jordy Nelson. Levy has been playing a Pro Bowl level. "I just tried to give that extra effort," he said.