Posts Tagged ‘Quinton Patton’

A Wide Receiver for Every Pick

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Robert Woods could be celebrating TDs in Ford Field as the 36th overall pick

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Continuing in the series with options for specific positions at every draft spot, today we hit the wide receivers. Expectations are that the Lions will address the position at some point in the draft, as there is a clear need to fill the void left by the mental incapacity of Titus Young and the injuries to Nate Burleson and Ryan Broyles. This is a great draft to need wide receiver help; here at DLD we have over 50 receivers with draftable grades, though the top tier lacks the certainty and wattage of more recent classes.

Conversation with a Scout

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

An AFC scout had very nice things to say about Phillip Steward (photo courtesy

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

I got a chance to sit down and have a nice early dinner with a scout for an AFC team following the University of Houston’s Pro Day on Monday. We talked about DJ Hayden, some Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech prospects, pass rushers, and more over some excellent Tex-Mex at The Original Ninfa’s, the birthplace of the fajita.

The Free Agency Lead-up Mock Draft

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Will Eric Reid fall to the Lions in the 3rd round?

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

I included a couple of plausible trades in this one. They are indicated with an asterisk. Obviously the next couple of weeks of free agency will change some needs and potential targets for some teams, but not as dramatically as many might think.

As always, this is my projection of what teams might do in the given situation. It does not represent the choices I would make in the same situations or reflect my player ratings/grades. Also, my goal beyond the first 20 or so picks is much more about player and draft slot rather than team and player.

Senior Bowl Notebook: South Squad Day Two

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Quinton Patton is a definite winner from today’s practice

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

This was my first look at the South roster and I spent most of the day looking at linebackers, secondary, tight ends, and wideouts. If you’re the type that likes to listen to music while reading, most of this was typed to Rush’s Snakes and Arrows live CD.

Senior Bowl Notebook: The Weigh-In

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

These events always strike me as bizarre. Hundreds of men gathered in a large conference room to watch young men parade forward in their underwear and get weighed and measured, taking meticulous notes about builds and what strikes their fancy.

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