Detroit Lions Mock Draft 2.0

November 24th, 2014
Photo from Deseret News

Photo from Deseret News

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

For this second edition I decided to come up with some parameters to help frame the decision-making process. I think all of the situations here are capable of happening between now and the 2015 NFL Draft.

Before the draft, the Lions have made the following moves: Read the rest of this entry »

USC vs UCLA Scouting Preview 

November 22nd, 2014

Paulo Figari

This Saturday features a highly anticipated bout between two top notch Pac 12 teams that have both played quite well despite some early struggles. UCLA had a lot of expectations coming into the season and have underwhelmed in comparison. With plenty of NFL talent boasting both squads there are plenty of players to keep a keen eye on.  USC has been plesantly surprised with its play from quarterback Cody Kessler as he has lead them to a pretty respectable record. Nelson Agholor and Leonard Williams might be the most highly touted prospects from USC and have received plenty of first round grades from scouts everywhere. Here are some other prospects to keep an eye on.  Read the rest of this entry »

Tuesday Night Prospect Review: Northern Illinois vs. Ohio

November 20th, 2014

Ohio University Football team, Promotional Shoot. July 17, 2013

Josh Keatley, DLD Scout

Time for some #MACtion!

Being from Ohio has given me a bit more love for the Mid- American Conference than most and there is no shame in that. These weeknight games are an outlet for not so heralded prospects and for once, all eyes get to be on them. Last season we were able to catch a glimpse of the San Francisco 49ers’ first round prospect, Jimmie Ward as he dominated for Northern Illinois and frequented the weeknight stage. That doesn’t mean that every Tuesday night we will see an elite prospect, but this conference has produced NFL stars in Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Gates, and Jason Taylor. Those names are enough for me to pay attention to what the conference has to offer. Read the rest of this entry »

Miami vs Florida St. Scouting Review

November 17th, 2014
Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Paulo Figari

Yet another bizarre finish as Florida St. edges Miami after a disastrous first half and coming back strong in typical Seminole fashion. Winston was erratic throughout but showed poise and leadership in crunch time and led his team to victory with the help of Jalen Ramsey and Dalvin Cook.

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Week 12 Scouting Notes

November 17th, 2014

Darren Page offers Week 12 scouting notes from Mississippi State at Alabama and Florida State at Miami.

Mississippi State @ Alabama Read the rest of this entry »

Six Hidden Match Ups between the Detroit Lions and the Arizona Cardinals

November 16th, 2014
Photo courtesy AP

Photo courtesy AP

By Kent Lee Platte


Is there anything better than a winning streak?  The Lions come into week 10 at 7-2, winning three games in a row in fourth quarter miracle comebacks.  The historic defense continues to fire on all cylinders and the offense is starting to get healthy.  What makes this Lions team different than previous teams?  Because unlike other seasons, this team looks like it’s getting BETTER as the season progresses.  Their match up this week is against the top team in the NFC, the 8-1 Arizona Cardinals.  Next week, they face one of the top teams in the AFC.  No big whoop.  No pressure.  Let’s take a look at some of the under the radar matches I’ll be watching this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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