Tight End Rankings

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Center Big Board

April 22nd, 2015

Updated 4/22

Not the best of classes, but Erving projects as an immediate impact starter after moving from left tackle late in his final season. Mancz, Jasperse, Mason and Smith also have draftable grades at other OL positions, highlighting their versatility. Mason is the only one who grades higher at another spot, a full point higher at guard than center.

Defensive Tackle Big Board

April 22nd, 2015

Updated 4/21

A quick notes:
The rankings do not necessarily coordinate with the grades. Consider that as variability with some of the more developmental players like Leterrius Walton and Xavier Williams.

First-Round CB Prospects: Pros and Cons

April 20th, 2015

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. Read the rest of this entry »

The Mr. Irrelevant Challenge

April 18th, 2015

For the second year, Detroit Lions Draft is proud to offer you a chance to win a really cool prize if you can do one thing successfully: predict which player will be Mr. Irrelevant in the 2015 NFL Draft.

The Arizona Cardinals hold the 256th and final pick in the draft. If you can correctly forecast which player they will select with that pick, you win your choice of a $50 iTunes/Google Play gift card or a $50 Eastbay gift card! Read the rest of this entry »

Josh Keatley’s WR Big Board

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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