Week 5 Scouting Notes

September 29th, 2014

Darren Page

The slate wasn’t the prettiest coming into the weekend, but the action did not disappoint. Numerous scouting nuggets were mined from Iowa vs. Purdue, Arkansas vs. Texas A&M, and Duke vs. Miami.

Iowa @ Purdue

Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa – #68 / 6’5” / 320 lb.

Six Hidden Match Ups between the Detroit Lions and New York Jets

September 28th, 2014

Lions Ravens Football

By Kent Lee Platte

Even with the Green Bay Packers playing at a lower level than most are used to seeing Aaron Rodgers and co. play, most expected the Detroit Lions first divisional match up to be a loss in a shoot out to the oft NFCN champions.  Instead, Motown legitimized their strong defensive play by shutting down the league’s leading receiver and one of its best quarterbacks, putting the Lions defense on the top of the league for the first time since Dick Lebeau played corner.  Instead of a shoot-out, Teryl Austin put on a defensive clinic, leading to the Lions victory over one of their most celebrated opponents.

Week 4 pits the Lions against a team that has haplessly lost to two of the Lions divisional opponents, and there’s plenty of excitement given the Lions recent defensive success.  There’s plenty below the surface to look for, and that’s what we will do here.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mock Draft I: Autumnal Equinox Edition

September 27th, 2014


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

The calendar has turned from summer to fall, so it’s probably time to put out the initial 2015 mock draft.

I’ve included many underclassmen but in the majority of the cases it’s simply speculation that these players will declare. At this point in the process there is still way too much to learn about the prospects to offer much more than guesswork. Consider this more for entertainment purposes than any real substantive prediction of what’s going to happen next May.

The draft order is based on my personal projection of how the NFL season will play out after watching three weeks of action. It will change, probably in dramatic fashion, before the next version comes out in another month or so. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Potential Lions to Watch in CFB Week 5

September 26th, 2014

Hal Yeager, Birmingham News

Hal Yeager, Birmingham News

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

The fifth weekend of college football is already off to a bang. UCLA lit up Arizona State on Thursday night after Oklahoma State and Texas Tech played an entertaining tilt in Stillwater.

The focus this week is on defense, where the Lions are playing quite well in 2014 but have real needs all over the depth chart going forward. Read the rest of this entry »

Lions vs. Jets: A New York Perspective on #DETvsNYJ

September 26th, 2014

Logo courtesy metlifestadium.com

Jeff Risdon

To preview this week’s matchup in New York, I called upon Jeff Lloyd to provide a Jets perspective. Jeff is the host of the RSE Network radio show on Monday nights, a show on which I am a regular. He also writes for The Draft Report. In addition, Jeff is one of the most interactive personalities on Twitter, where you can follow him at @Jeff_LJ_Lloyd.  Read the rest of this entry »

Georga vs. South Carolina Scouting Notes

September 22nd, 2014


Josh Keatley, DLD Scout

The Georgia vs. South Carolina contest was not your average game, not only was this game a top 25 match-up, but it also blurred one of the toughest conference’s standings. This high scoring affair featured nonstop action to a packed house at Williams-Brice Stadium. The talent in the Southeastern Conference is always elite, but this game had an abundance of top- notch prospects looking to make their mark. Provided with the perfect stage, some young athletes seemed to rise to to the occasion specifically for the Gamecocks. But there were also a few guys that were far less impressive. Read the rest of this entry »

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