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Ten Definitive Statements About This Draft

Thursday, April 17th, 2014


Jeff Risdon

It’s the peak of speculation season, and that leads to some nonsensical discussions and circular arguments where draft pundits attempt to leave themselves wiggle room on either side of an issue.

I find myself guilty of this at times too, and quite frankly it disgusts me. Have some confidence and authority to your opinions instead of sniveling behind the keyboard and changing your opinion when the prevailing winds alter course!

In that spirit, here are ten definitive statements I am comfortable making about the 2014 NFL Draft. I’d rather be boldly wrong than feebly correct. I strongly encourage y’all (hey, I lived in Texas!) to develop some testicular fortitude and do the same. (more…)

Rashaad Reynolds Scouting Report

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Prospect: Rashaad Reynolds, CB, Oregon State
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 189
Grade: 6.22 (Grading Scale)

Scouting Report:
Strengths: Fluid athlete with loose hips and ankles, can change direction on the fly…stays on his toes and is quick to react…natural feel for off-man and press-bail coverage…alert and aggressive with the ball in the air (more…)

Final Defensive Tackle Big Board

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

This year, Detroit Lions Draft offers a cumulative ranking for each position.

These are a combination of numerical rankings from founder/editor Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) and Lead Scout Darren Page (@DarrenPage15).

In order to make a ranking, one of the evaluators must have broken down at least three games from the 2013 season, or have enough of a prior background to offer an educated opinion. (more…)

Marcus Lucas Scouting Report

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)


By: Josh Keatley

Size is one of the few elements that cannot be coached up, so when a prospect has the perfect frame, scouts tend to salivate. This is especially true if that prospect plays wide receiver when size can cause huge mismatches. A few inches can influence the passing game immensely and that will play a huge role in Lucas’ draft stock. (more…)

Draft Bout: Eric Ebron vs. Jace Amaro

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports


Darren Page

North Carolina’s Eric Ebron and Texas Tech’s Jace Amaro are ready to rumble.  These two have separated themselves as the top two tight ends in a relatively impressive group in this year’s draft class.  They take the ring in this heavyweight bout, looking to become the first tight end off the board in the 2014 NFL Draft.  Jace Amaro’s propensity to throw illegal punches (just ask the unfortunate defensive back from Minnesota) will have the eye of the referee. (more…)

Justin Gilbert Scouting Report

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Justin Gilbert, photo from Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Prospect: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
Height: 6’ and a hair
Weight: 202
Grade: 6.85 (Grading Scale)


Scouting Report:

Strengths: Good size and outstanding length for the position, with 33” arms…great natural athlete, exhibits smooth balance and movement with lots of fast-twitch muscle…ran a 4.35 40 at the Combine and that speed does translate to the field…has elite closing burst… (more…)

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