Posts Tagged ‘Earl Wolff’

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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Earl Wolff Scouting Report

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Earl Wolff is a heady, reliable safety…most of the time

QB / RB / FB / WR / TE / OT / OG / OC / DT / DE / OLB / ILB / CB / SAF
Prospect: Earl Wolff, S, North Carolina State
Height: 5’11 1/8”
Weight: 206 lbs.
Grade: 6.65 (Grading Scale)

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Lions Mock Draft 3.0: The Comp Picks

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Could the Lions parlay the loss of Eric Wright into Reid Fragel?


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Since the last version, several things have changed. Reggie Bush, Glover Quin, and Jason Jones have been added in free agency, filling major needs. Jeff Backus has retired, opening a huge hole at right tackle. Louis Delmas and Chris Houston returned to the Lions, keeping two critical starters in the secondary in place. DeAndre Levy also re-signed, while starters Justin Durant, Cliff Avril, and Gosder Cherilus plus key reserve Sammie Lee Hill have left the Lions in free agency.

These picks represent what I would do with the given picks and not necessarily what I believe Martin Mayhew and the Lions will do, though I am trying to incorporate their team-building philosophy into my decision making process.

Note that my pick numbering differs from the actual pick number because I still include the two forfeited 2nd round picks in my numbering. The Lions picks in the 3rd-7th rounds are all actually two picks higher than the number listed here, e.g. the 3rd round pick will be the 66th player taken, not 68th as listed here.
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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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Potential Lions from Shrine Game Week

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Penn State LB Gerald Hodges


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

It was a warm and interesting week in St. Pete watching the Shrine Game practice sessions and meeting some of the players and agents in the hotel. While I was there for a more general overview, some players stood out as being a potentially good fit for the Lions. The Shrine Game generally features players taken in the final three rounds and priority free agents, though a handful of players could go as high as the late second round.
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Shrine Game Notebook: East Squad Day Three

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

I started the day watching DB drills before moving to some OL/DL reps, and then full 11s. I also caught some QB/WR work in a red zone drill as special teams engulfed the rest of the field.
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