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Detroit Lions Mock Draft v1.0

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Eric Rowe

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

This is the first of what figure to be many Lions-only mock drafts.

After six weeks of NFL action, the Lions currently hold the 21st pick in the first round. Technically it should be 22nd as they do hold the head-to-head with Green Bay and would win the NFC North if the season ended today, but based strictly on strength of schedule the Lions lose the tiebreaker with the other 5 teams that are 4-2. (more…)

Mock Draft I: Autumnal Equinox Edition

Saturday, September 27th, 2014


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

The calendar has turned from summer to fall, so it’s probably time to put out the initial 2015 mock draft.

I’ve included many underclassmen but in the majority of the cases it’s simply speculation that these players will declare. At this point in the process there is still way too much to learn about the prospects to offer much more than guesswork. Consider this more for entertainment purposes than any real substantive prediction of what’s going to happen next May.

The draft order is based on my personal projection of how the NFL season will play out after watching three weeks of action. It will change, probably in dramatic fashion, before the next version comes out in another month or so. (more…)

The Teamless Mock Draft/Final Top 100

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Every year I do one of these as an exercise to broaden my thinking. Instead of worrying about pairing players to teams, which includes all sorts of variables including trades and scheme fits, taking the “team” part out of the equation generally winds up producing a much more accurate picture of what slots the players actually wind up being draft.

I cannot stress this enough: strip away the “team” part of the mock draft format here. Just because I have Brandin Cooks 16th here, that does not mean in any way I’m projecting him to Dallas.

This gets emphasized even more beyond the first 20 or so picks. It’s all about trying to match up players and draft slots. It in no way indicates my final player evaluation order or ratings! (more…)

Detroit Lions Full 7-Round Mock Draft

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Will this man join his brother in Detroit? (Photo from Bleacher Report)

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Since we haven’t done one in a while, it’s time once again for a full Detroit Lions mock draft. These represent picks I would make, not necessarily what I believe the Lions would do in the same situation, which is the opposite of my typical mock drafts.

This is still pre-free agency, which makes projections difficult. So I decided to set a few fairly realistic and perhaps even probable conditions here: (more…)

Mock Draft: Jeff Risdon 12/31

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Happy New Year! Enjoy your bowl viewing and champagne drinking with a 2-round mock!

Will Tyler Wilson scramble to the top of the draft?

Please keep in mind this is one scenario of how things might play out. These picks do not necessarily reflect the choices I would make in the same situations, but rather what I think a team might do in the situation.

Mock Draft, Dec. 4 Update

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Jeff Risdon, LionsDraft Editor
Updated 12.4.12

Will Damontre Moore become a Lion?

This is underclassmen declaration season, which means some players listed here are not necessarily going to be in the draft come April. Lots of potential management and coaching changes make predicting even tougher. Please note this are approximately the slots where I think players will be taken and it does not necessarily reflect where I believe players should be drafted.

1. Kansas City Chiefs
Luke Joeckel, T, Texas A&M. In years where there is no quarterback that screams “take me!” at the top, teams typically do one of two things. Some go for the top defensive talent (Mario Williams, Courtney Brown), while others go for the best offensive line player (Jake Long, Orlando Pace). Without knowing who will be the GM or the coach, the safer pick is the top offensive tackle. That is Joeckel, should he declare. Of course some teams have opted to take a QB anyways (Jamarcus Russell, Sam Bradford), and the Chiefs could very well go down that road as well with Geno Smith or Tyler Wilson.


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