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$.05 on Chris Houston

Friday, June 13th, 2014

(Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Normally I use this format for my Sunday pieces at RealGM, but it fits too well here to not plagiarize my own creation.

The Lions released cornerback Chris Houston today, and subsequently used the freed up cap room to sing first round pick Eric Ebron. Here is the official statement from the team: (more…)

Lions 53-man Roster Prediction

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Two weeks of OTAs are in the books, which means we have a better grasp on the fate of the final roster. It’s still pretty early for a certain guess, but confidence is high that we already know about 48 of the final 53.

Here’s how I see the final roster breaking down, as of June 6th. (more…)

Asset Analysis Part 3: Rankings 21-11

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014


Weston Richburg helped land the Giants draft in the upper half of Darren Page’s analytical draft breakdown


Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

Part 1: Intro and pre-draft transactions

Part 2: Rankings 32-22

Part 3: Rankings 21-11

Part 4: Rankings 10-1

Parts two, three, and four are all about analyzing how teams improved themselves.  Perceived value of players and the filling of needs is secondary to infusing rosters with talent. (more…)

Undrafted Free Agent Chances After the First Weekend Camp

Monday, May 19th, 2014


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

I got a chance to talk to someone who watched the entire weekend of rookie camp. In conjunction with what I’ve seen on game tape for almost all of these guys, here are thoughts on the chances for the undrafted rookies.

These are in order of likelihood to make the final 53-man roster. (more…)

Draft Grades for Every Team

Monday, May 12th, 2014


Dylan Gross, DLD scout @realdylangross

These are listed in order of first-round selection.

Lions Undrafted Free Agent Central

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

With the 2014 NFL Draft now in the books, it’s undrafted free agent season.

Here are the players the Lions have signed following the draft and a brief breakdown of their chances to stick. Last year the Lions struck gold with LaAdrian Waddle and Joseph Fauria. Who will make it this year? (more…)

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