Posts Tagged ‘Dax Swanson’

Dax Swanson Scouting Profile

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Swanson was excellent at the FCS level, but can he make the jump?

QB / RB / FB / WR / TE / OT / OG / OC / DT / DE / OLB / ILB / CB / SAF
Prospect: Dax Swanson, CB, Sam Houston State
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 186 lbs at Pro Day
Grade: 5.95 (Grading Scale)

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10 Random Draft Thoughts

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Is Lane Johnson NFL-ready? We tackle this and other draft topics. (photo courtesy Sooner Nation)

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

I’ve been watching a lot of corners and safeties and compiling notes for scouting reports, but I need a break. Here are ten random observations inspired by game notes, Twitter discourses, and various things I’ve seen and read in papers and around the web.
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Combine Watch: Defensive Backs

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

DJ Swearinger can be an imposing figure at safety

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

I know it will be hard for Lions fans to look past Dee Milliner’s 40-yard dash time, but there were some other DBs that performed in Indy who will merit attention from the Lions at various points in the draft. I’ll have a breakdown of the most viable candidates for the #5 tomorrow, and that list is a lot smaller than it was a week ago and it includes Mr. Milliner. He is the only DB on that list.

This summary omits a few players that will go before the Lions pick in the 2nd round(Jamar Taylor, Kenny Vaccaro, Xavier Rhodes, Desmond Trufant) and Tyrann Mathieu, who I am reliably told is not on the Lions draft board.
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Detroit Lions Mock Draft 2.0

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Get to know the man in this picture, David Bakhtiari


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

I’m going to lay out a couple of presumptions to help stage the picks. Luke Joeckel, Geno Smith, Sheldon Richardson, and Star Lotulelei (not necessarily in that order) will all be off the board by the time the Lions pick at five. I actually feel boldly confident in that statement despite it still being before the Combine. This scenario also is based on my guess, and it’s just a guess, that free agents Cliff Avril, DeAndre Levy, and Louis Delmas will be back but Chris Houston, Gosder Cherilus, and Justin Durant will not. That is just my idle speculation, and anyone who advises you that they know who will be back and who will not is simply guessing at this point as well; I talked to the agent of one of those players over the weekend and he advised me he has yet to talk to ANY team about his client beyond an assurance from one team (not the Lions) that they will talk about him while at the Combine.

This reflects my personal choices and does not intend to predict what decisions the Lions staff will actually make in April.
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