Posts Tagged ‘Eric Fisher’

7-Round Mock Draft: Darren Page

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Where does Geno Smith land in Darren Page’s 7-round mock?

Darren Page, DLD Writer

This mock draft was written before the announcement of the Darrelle Revis trade, so keep that into consideration. Explanations stop at the conclusion of the fifth round, because explanations anywhere after are all going to be the same in effect: depth picks.

Offensive Tackle Big Board

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

The #1 tackle in the draft is Eric Fisher

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.

Mock Draft: One Month to Go! Edition

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Eric Fisher as the Lions first round pick? I’ll take it!

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor
Yes friends, we are down to just one month until the NFL Draft kicks off in New York City! I’ll be in Las Vegas for the event this year, which should give me a good gauge on the reaction from fan bases, as well as the opportunity to drink away frustrations at this being the year of the least accurate mock drafting by draftniks ever. If you can make it to Las Vegas, I’ll be happy to hang and we can catch the draft together. There will be plenty of surprises in this draft, and I took a stab at some of those here.

This edition goes out to five rounds and includes the comp picks through those rounds. I did not project trades in this one but be advised that many of the picks are more designed to match player with draft slot than team to player, particularly after the first 50 or so slots. I did less of that in this version than I typically do, for the faithful who have followed me for years now.

As always, this is an attempt to forecast what teams might do with the picks and does not necessarily represent the same choices I would make in the given situations.

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.

You Think You Can Be Martin Mayhew?

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Here at DetroitLionsDraft we have partnered with the fine folks to provide you with an entertaining way to prove your draft mettle.

Play The Draft® is a stock market value game featuring NFL draft prospects. Just like with the NYSE, the goal is to parlay your base investment into the highest possible return by figuring out which players are undervalued and which ones are overvalued. If that sounds complicated, it’s really not. Each player is assigned a value based on ratings submissions from notable, vetted draft professionals, who submit updated mocks weekly. I happen to be one of the contributors, and I will update mine every Monday. You start with 12,000 virtual dollars to spend, and the player values go up and down based on the dynamic pricing model.

Here’s a simple example: Right now Central Michigan tackle Eric Fisher costs 3,161, which is up a little over 8% from yesterday’s cost. If he goes #1 overall–and he might–his final value would be 4,000 and you would make money. But if he somehow falls to 8th his final value would be less than 3,161 and you would lose money.

Essentially, you are trying to find players that will go higher than what they are projected. You can go big with a few top players or pepper your portfolio with a bunch of 2nd and 3rd round players that are at bargain prices and will increase in value so you can sell them to earn more to spend. Or you can do a little of both. Just like in the real NFL, there are different ways to build a winner.

For details on how to enter our own NEPD Network Play the Draft league, check out the announcement on the page of our sister site. The prizes include a trio of very good football books or a year subscription to the premium section of Pro Football Focus, which is an invaluable tool for hardcore fans. Personally I would love it if someone repping the Detroit Lions wound up winning the league!

I’ll write a weekly piece on players I think are overvalued and undervalued to try and help you win. It really is a fun and fairly addicting experience and I hope you check it out!

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