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Final Defensive Tackle Big Board

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

This year, Detroit Lions Draft offers a cumulative ranking for each position.

These are a combination of numerical rankings from founder/editor Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) and Lead Scout Darren Page (@DarrenPage15).

In order to make a ranking, one of the evaluators must have broken down at least three games from the 2013 season, or have enough of a prior background to offer an educated opinion. (more…)

Under the Magnifying Glass – 2014 Scouting Combine

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014


Darren Page

The yearly fun that is arguing over the importance of the combine will soon begin if it has not already.  Analysts, draftniks, and even teams will debate the importance of 40 times, bench press reps, and the like.  The great thing about the combine is that it puts all prospects on a level playing field in the same uncomfortable environment.

Even so, there are handfuls of prospects whose raw numbers at the combine mean little.  That could be due to position or simply due to the already evident skillset they possess.  For other prospects, the spotlight will shine bright when they toe the lines.  A strong showing in events is a must.  These are the guys who fit that mold, by position. (more…)

Senior Bowl Week Top 20

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Aaron Donald was the best in Mobile (photo Getty Images)

Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

Perspective is a virtue when it comes to evaluating Senior Bowl prospects at the end of the week. Each player has multiple seasons worth of game tape out there where they played in diverse schemes instead of the vanilla looks of Saturday’s game. The lack of chemistry between players in only a week playing together is also a big factor in their performances.

Comparing prospects as they practice next to each other in the same drills is a worthwhile tool though. Some did themselves favors by showing technical ability or athletic potential that shined when compared to others at their position group or prospects they competed with directly. Little changed from the way I thought of the best prospects coming into the week, but certain guys solidified themselves near the top or bottom of this list.

1. Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
Martin staked his claim to be the first player drafted from the Senior Bowl with a phenomenal week and consistent (more…)

Senior Bowl: Tuesday Thoughts

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

I’ve had a chance to watch just about every position group on both rosters over the first two days. Here are my takeaways so far:

–The centers are separating themselves into classes. Colorado State’s Weston Richburg and Florida State’s Bryan Stork have risen to the top, (more…)

Senior Bowl Day 2 Notebook

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014


Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

With pads popping and the wind blowing many prospect stated their cases while some others had a day to forget.  The big boys in the trenches got more live reps and most had back and forth battles all day long.

North Practice


Aaron Donald again had a productive day in terms of disruption.  He drew lots of praise from the Falcons staff in early work against double teams at the point of attack, keeping his shoulders square to the line of scrimmage and battling with his hands.  Donald was as explosive as ever getting into gaps in 11 v. 11 and was still too much to handle for a majority of the practice. (more…)

Senior Bowl Notes: Weigh-in Notes

Monday, January 20th, 2014


Monday started with the weigh-ins. The annual exercise in watching 110 aspiring NFL players strut across a stage in Under Armour underwear in front of a crowd of about 1000 men at rapt attention to every minute body detail is one of the most fascinating experiences you can imagine. If you follow me on Twitter (@JeffRisdon) you know I tried to point out the absurdity and lighter side of the event.

Here are a few measurements that stood out to me as important: (more…)

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