Draft Matchup: Seantrel Henderson vs. James Gayle

January 14th, 2014


Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

A pair of Senior Bowl attendees squared off in a back and forth matchup earlier this season.  Miami’s Seantrel Henderson and Virginia Tech’s James Gayle both entered 2013 with notable question marks to their game, and neither entirely answered them over the course of their senior seasons.  Their matchup from November put on display some of the positive and negative traits that will be worth looking out for going into Senior Bowl week. Read the rest of this entry »

Shrine Game Monday West Notes

January 13th, 2014

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

I’ve been to a lot of All-Star games over the past few years, and it pains me to say that this was the least conducive practice session for scouting purposes that I can recall. There was almost no positional battling, a freakish amount of attention to stretching, and a healthy dose of special teams dominating the session at St. Petersburg High. Read the rest of this entry »

Shrine Game: Monday East Notes

January 13th, 2014


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

I spent most of the day watching receivers, tight ends and defensive backs. Though a certain quarterback and running back definitely caught my attention as well… Read the rest of this entry »

Ten Prospects for Lions Fans to Watch During Shrine Game Week

January 11th, 2014


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

While postseason bowls pop up and fade out, two have long legs of importance in the NFL draft process. The East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl are the two premiere events on the scouting calendar between the end of the regular season and the Combine at the end of February.

First up is the Shrine Game in St. Petersburg this coming week. I’ll be there in person for every practice and giving reports daily, plus instant tidbits on Twitter @JeffRisdon.

Here are ten prospects I’ll be watching with an eye towards how they might fit in Detroit. Read the rest of this entry »

Draft Matchup: Darqueze Dennard vs. Cody Latimer

January 9th, 2014


Cody Latimer is one of many underclassmen wideouts to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft (photo courtesy Herald Times online)

Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

The term “riser” as a means to describe the week to week performance of prospects is a fallacy, as draft grades aren’t that reactive short-term.  On the other hand, elevating yourself in the eyes of evaluators over the course of a season is entirely possible.  Every year prospects grow in leaps and bounds from their junior campaign to their senior campaign.  This season, not many prospects fit that bill better than Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard.

Dennard put in the type of season that has him looking like a lock for the first round.  His physicality, awareness, and ball skills enabled Spartan defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi to leave him on an island on a majority of plays.  Dennard thrived in the role. Read the rest of this entry »

State of Lions Roster Breakdown

January 7th, 2014


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