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2nd and 3rd Round Mock Draft

Friday, May 1st, 2015



Josh Keatley,@Keatdawg27


1.Tennessee Titans: Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia: I was surprised he didn’t get selected in the first round, but he has a high ceiling and could develop into a superstar. (more…)

Friday Lions Draft Thoughts

Friday, May 1st, 2015



Jeff Risdon

General Manager Martin Mayhew continued to redeem himself in the eyes of many fans still disgruntled over the botched Ndamukong Suh situation. In Thursday night’s first round, Mayhew extracted impressive value for the 23rd overall pick, engineering a trade with the Denver Broncos to slide back.

In return for the pick, Mayhew picked up the 28th pick, fifth-round picks this year and next, and old friend Manny Ramirez. The first rounder turned into Laken Tomlinson, a hulking brainiac from Duke.

Folks, the offensive line is a lot better today than it was yesterday. Tomlinson plays with the same style as Larry Warford. In fact, they have a lot of similarities on the field, only Warford is much better on the move. (more…)

Final Lions Pre-Draft Thoughts

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

draft hat

Jeff Risdon

All the mock drafts are out now. You can find my full seven-rounder here at RealGM.

You’ve probably noticed just about every mock draft has the Lions taking a lineman. This is not a coincidence. After communicating with all sorts of people in the last few days, from beat writers to former players to agents to scouts from around the league, I think I have a pretty good feel for how Detroit’s draft will play out. (more…)

The Team-less Mock Draft

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015


Jeff Risdon

I learned this exercise from a few years ago when my second-to-last mock draft wound up being more accurate than my final mock. I had a lot more players slotted correctly but the teams didn’t match. So I figured, why not strip the team component out of the equation? After all, nearly 1/3 of all picks have been traded in the last four drafts.

This is not reflective of my draft rankings but rather trying to predict the way the draft actually unfolds. The goal is to be within 1 slot in the first 10, within 2 slots in the first 20, within 3 slots from 21-60 and within 4 slots thereafter. (more…)

Sunday Draft Thoughts

Sunday, April 26th, 2015



Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon)

The 2015 NFL Draft is four excruciatingly long days away. As I sat down to start writing my final 7-round mock draft (available at RealGM on Wed. night), I had a bunch of thoughts running through my head. Some are Lions-related, others are more general. Without further ado…

I strongly believe the Lions are taking a lineman in the first round

Tight End Rankings

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Jeff Heuerman, from Twitter

Jeff Heuerman, from Twitter

Josh Keatley, @Keatdawg27

The 2015 NFL Draft class should be a notch better than the 2014 class based on the assumption that the top of this class has less boom or bust potential. Last year’s class featured more athletic receiving ends that will have to develop technically to be effective, but the top of the 2015 class features a few prospects that should provide the full package for an offense. The problem this year is the lack of depth, because after the top two we see a major drop off. That does not mean there is not talent after the first couple of rounds, but development will be needed. (more…)

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