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First-Round CB Prospects: Pros and Cons

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Waynes
Jeff Risdon

Earlier we looked at the offensive tackles the Detroit Lions might consider with the #23 pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. This time the focus is on the other most likely position for Detroit to look with the pick, cornerback.

As with the tackles, there are a wide variety of choices. Each has his own positives and negatives. Here they are, in alphabetical order. (more…)


Josh Keatley’s WR Big Board

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

 

(AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

(AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

Josh Keatley, @Keatdaw27

The 2015 wide receiver class is an excellent one that has plenty of outside and inside speed threats and the overall class looks favorable to last year’s but the talent at the top lacks the excitement of the 2014 Draft. There are seven possible first round talents that have the physically desirable traits to be stars. This class also offers a plethora of prospects who had amazing production while in college. While on-field attributes will be watched closely for every player, there are a couple of intriguing prospects with off-field issues to be monitored. (more…)


Five Surefire Busts in the 2015 NFL Draft 

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Paulo Figari

Its that time of the year where all of us Draft nerds over analyze and claim good players will become busts because of a pro day in which old men watch prospects run around in their underwear (stopwatches aren’t that accurate). However I will not succumb to the pressure that is over analyzing, at least at this stage of the draft season. Busts happen every year whether its because they were overdrafted or overvalued. Athleticism and statistics can be very teasing, sometimes they prove to be valuable, but they can also prove to be invaluable. Whether its Tavon Austin, Dion Jordan, or Ryan Leaf, there are many reasons to as why players may become busts. Those reasons mostly are circumstantial, these busts that I am providing you are because of a lack of talent or expertise in certain areas.   (more…)


First-Round OL Prospects: Pros and Cons

Sunday, April 12th, 2015
Kim Klement, USA Today

Kim Klement, USA Today

Jeff Risdon

Many people believe the Detroit Lions will take an offensive lineman with the 23rd pick in the first round. At minimum, it’s a distinct possibility.

There are several candidates in play, and each offers something unique. Here’s the pitch for and against those candidates. They are listed in alphabetical order. I omitted Iowa guard Brandon Scherff, who will absolutely not be available at 23.  (more…)


Josh Keatley’s RB Rankings

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
 (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Josh Keatley

@Keatdawg27

 

It would be the shock of the draft if one of the talented runners in this year’s class was not selected in the first round. The running back talent in the 2015 Draft class is deep and extremely talented. Last year’s class was largely underwhelming, but there are numerous backs with the skills to make an impact immediately in the 2015 class while one back towards the top of these rankings has gigantic expectations that are placed on hold due to a recent injury. These rankings reflect the player’s value, but it is not representative of where they will get drafted. (more…)


Josh Keatley’s QB Rankings

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson (18) throws during the first half of the NCAA New Mexico Bowl college football game against Washington State, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson (18) throws during the first half of the NCAA New Mexico Bowl college football game against Washington State, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Josh Keatley, @Keatdawg27

This quarterback class in not as talented as years past and the drop-off after Winston and Mariota is larger than NFL teams would like, but there are still some high upside passers that may develop into quality starters at the professional level. We have not had a QB selected number one overall since Andrew Luck, but that might change in 2015 with Winston showing the on-field skills to lead a team immediately. With that said it should be noted that even the first round caliber passers are high risk, high reward. These rankings reflect the player’s value, but it is not representative of where they will get drafted. (more…)






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