Mays staying at USC
You'll see plenty of players declaring for the draft in the next couple of days, but one name that won't be on that list is USC safety Taylor Mays.
USC coach Pete Carroll told The Daily Breeze Monday that Mays will return for his senior season. I don't think the Lions would have seriously considered him with the No. 1 overall pick no defensive back has gone No. 1 since Gary Glick in 1956 but he was a possibility had Detroit been able to trade down.
Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy also said Monday he was going back to school. That's two potential top-10 choices off the board.
Plenty could change over the next 3 1/2 months, but as much help as the Lions need defensively I still think Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford or Alabama left tackle Andre Smith ends up being the choice.