Angela Kaaya Means played the role of Felisha in Ice Cube's 1995 hit movie 'Friday' Brad Kaaya knew his mother was an actress growing up in California, but he didn't realize how famous she really was until he went off to college at Miami. "In Los Angles there’s a lot of other things going on and there’s a lot of different types of people you see, so it wasn't really a big deal until I pretty much left California for Florida," Kaaya said. That's when the Detroit Lions' newest quarterback realized his mom was in fact a pop culture icon. Angela Kaaya Means played a bit role as the neighborhood crackhead in Ice Cube's 1995 hit comedy "Friday." The movie was a cult classic, and Means was on the receiving
Friday’s NFL drought became Saturday’s downpour for the University of Miami. Eight Miami Hurricanes were selected on the final day of the NFL Draft – nine in all – including the one who Hurricanes fans undoubtedly thought might never be chosen. After what had to be an excruciatingly long wait, Brad Kaaya, the record-breaking Hurricane who skipped his senior season to enter the NFL Draft, achieved a lifelong dream by being the 215th player overall – 32nd in the sixth round – selected by the Detroit Lions. The nine Canes taken in this year’s draft were the third most behind Michigan and Alabama and most taken since 2006, when nine were also drafted. Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya is asked on Thursday,
Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn insisted he didn't see more needs on defense than offense a week before the NFL draft. When it was time to make picks, Quinn's actions were much different than his words. Detroit drafted its first of two linebackers in the opening round, the first of two cornerbacks in the second round and took a pair of defensive ends Saturday on final day of the draft.
Yup, one of the two non-scholarship leagues in the FCS doubled its number of all-time NFL Draft picks on Saturday in the fifth round when the Detroit Lions picked San Diego corner back Jamal Agnew at 165 and the Atlanta Falcons chose Drake tight end Eric Saubert at 174. Prior to Saturday, the league's only draft selections were San Diego quarterback Josh Johnson (Tampa Bay, 2008, eighth round) and Marist defensive lineman Terrence Fede (Miami, 2014, seventh round).
GM Bob Quinn continues to put in understated work molding this roster. Linebackers Jarrad Davis (No. 21 pick) and Jalen Reeves-Maybin (No. 124) could be the long-term future together for the Lions, although both come with injury concerns. Detroit also
Detroit Lions safety Don Carey announces the Lions' selection of Northern Illinois wide receiver Kenny Golladay in Round 3 with the No. 96 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Teez Tabor might be best known for his name change, but the former Florida cornerback is a ballhawk who can make a major difference on defense. On Day 2, the Detroit Lions added the turnover machine to their secondary, ignoring his poor Combine numbers and selecting Tabor with the 53rd pick in the second round. The former Gators cornerback has the instincts and aggressiveness to become a playmaker on the outside.