Posts Tagged ‘Tank Carradine’

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.

Post Combine Mock Draft

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Lions fans would learn to love Tank Carradine in the 2nd round

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Because free agency still hasn’t happened I need to preface this mock with a few presumptions that I used as a baseline:
–Kansas City trades for Alex Smith and lets Branden Albert walk (late edit-the Chiefs traded for Smith as this was heading to press)
–Oakland restructures Carson Palmer and keeps him
–Kevin Kolb restructures his deal and stays in Arizona
–Detroit signs Reggie Bush and keeps Cliff Avril
–Baltimore loses Ed Reed and Paul Kruger to New England and Cleveland, respectively
–Miami signs Greg Jennings, St. Louis signs Mike Wallace, and Dwayne Bowe stays in KC


Combine Watch: Defensive Ends

Monday, February 25th, 2013

#5 overall pick Ezekiel Ansah?

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

If defensive end isn’t the Lions top offseason need, it ranks no lower than 1A. The linemen worked out on Monday. Here are some potential Lions and how they fared.

Potential Lions in the Orange Bowl

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

The Florida State defense is stocked with NFL talent

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Florida State
The upstart Huskies have their work cut out for them against the Seminoles, who could be playing for the national title if not for a flukish bad day against North Carolina State. The Seminoles are loaded with future NFL talent.


Cornellius “Tank” Carradine Scouting Report

Friday, December 28th, 2012

“Tank” has a lot to offer the Lions

QB / RB / FB / WR / TE / OT / OG / OC / DT / DE / OLB / ILB / CB / SAF

Prospect: Cornellius “Tank” Carradine, DE, Florida State
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 265 lb.
Grade: 7.0 (Grading Scale)


Draft Rules of Thumb, Week 13 Edition

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Denard Robinson takes a licking and keeps on ticking

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Each week during the college season I like to put together a compilation of the highs and lows from the scouting perspective. Here are this week’s rules of thumb:


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