Posts Tagged ‘Nathan Stanley’

10 Potential Late-Round Targets

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Rod Sweeting is a 7th round candidate for the Lions (photo courtesy Atlanta Journal Constitution)


Jeff Risdon
We’ve covered several position groups for each Lions pick earlier, but this one covers a broader spectrum. Here are 10 players that the Lions could be targeting with their 6th or 7th round picks, or perhaps as priority free agents signed right after the draft concludes Saturday night. I tried to exclude some other names I’ve mentioned before, among them Cooper Taylor, Brandan Bishop, LaAdrian Waddle, Lanear Sampson, John Youboty, and Stansly Maponga.
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Quarterback Big Board

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Geno Smith sits atop the QB rankings

The final rankings. Note that the projected draft range is often quite divergent from the ratings rank. The draft range was compiled with considerable input from a couple of NFL personnel people. I did not include players that none of our staff evaluated for more than one game.

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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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10 Things for Lions Fans to Watch at the Combine

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The Combine is a showcase for players like Jamal Johnson-Webb

The NFL world descends upon Indianapolis for the next week as the annual Combine takes place. Here are some things Lions fans will want to pay some mind during the proceedings.

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Shrine Game Notebook: East Squad Day One

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

It was a beautiful sunny day 80 degrees with no real breeze. I did not see a lot of NFL personnel other than scouts and a handful of Directors of Collegiate Scouting and a couple of GMs. I saw two Lions scouts but no coaches or personnel people. That doesn’t mean they’re not here but I didn’t see them.

Stars of the Day:
Auburn WR Emory Blake, who consistently caught everything thrown near him with great hands well away from his body. He made an inside-out double move that completely spun NC State safety Earl Wolff into the ground as if Allen Iverson just crossed him over. It was a filthy move that drew lots of oohs and aahs. Better yet Blake made the catch to finish the play.
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