Final Quarterback Big Board

March 14th, 2014

Teddy Bridgewater is the consensus #1 QB

This year, Detroit Lions Draft is happy to produce a consensus big board for each position.

These are collaborative ratings from founder/editor Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) and lead scout Darren Page (@DarrenPage15).

We begin with the quarterbacks! Read the rest of this entry »

Loucheiz Purifoy Scouting Report

March 13th, 2014


Purifoy does not live up to the hype (photo NCAA)


Prospect: Loucheiz Purifoy, CB, Florida
Height: 5’11 ½ “
Weight: 190 pounds
Grade: 5.05 (Grading Scale)


Scouting Report:

Strengths: Fluid athlete with loose hips and quick feet…long arms for his height at 32.5”…versatile; has experience playing both boundary CB and in the slot while also playing a little on offense and a fixture on special teams Read the rest of this entry »

Matt Patchan Scouting Report

March 12th, 2014

Prospect: Matt Patchan, OT, Boston College

Height: 6’6¼”

Weight: 302

Grade:  5.67 D (Grading Scale)

Measurements taken from the NFL Scouting Combine

Scouting Report:

Strengths: Highly impressive raw numbers from the combine…Terrific athlete in the straight-line with some explosive characteristics…Can lead block down the field with the mobility of most tight ends… Read the rest of this entry »

Compensatory Selection Predictions

March 11th, 2014

The Lions are expected to receive a 4th round comp pick for Gosder Cherilus (photo from Colts Authority)


Will Richards, DLD Scout

A total of 32 compensatory selections are awarded every year to teams who have lost significant value in free agency. Value is determined almost exclusively by the AAV (Approximate Average Value) of a contract. Players are sorted into tiers based on how much they got paid, as well as things like number of snaps played, and unforeseen circumstances such as a forced retirement. Once all the free agents who moved are accounted for, the league tallies up value and rewards draft picks to teams who lost value.

Players who are cut and signed as unrestricted free agents don’t have any value in the compensatory selection formula, nor do players who are claimed via waivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Taylor Lewan Scouting Report

March 10th, 2014

Taylor Lewan (photo from mgoblue)


QB / RB / FB / WR / TE / OT / OG / OC / DT / DE / OLB / ILB / CB / SAF

Prospect: Taylor Lewan, T, Michigan
Height: 6’7”
Weight: 309
Grade: 7.33 (Grading Scale)


Scouting Report:

Strengths: Ideal physical build for the position…great length at 6’7” and 34”+ arm length at the Combine…moves well in space…comfortable playing pass protection on an island…impressive upper body strength when he is square to his target Read the rest of this entry »

Billy Turner Scouting Report

March 9th, 2014

Prospect: Billy Turner, OT, North Dakota State
Height: 6’4⅞”
Weight: 315
Grade: 7.1 (Grading Scale)
Measurements taken from the NFL Scouting Combine

Scouting Report:
Fluid body type with light feet, can move like a tight end…Great bulk in both upper and lower body…More than adequate length for the tackle position with 34” arms…Tremendous upper body strength Read the rest of this entry »

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