Thursday, April 30, 2015

Detroit Lions select Laken Tomlinson with # 28 pick trade for Manny Ramirez


Detroit selects OG Laken Tomlinson from Duke. He is a physical mauler at guard like Warford. He was 6033 323 5.33 5.2 25 reps 31.5 900 4.73 7.87. I had him graded at 6.3 possible starter as a rookie and a 2nd rounder. This pick is probably early for this guy but he fills a need. The legal question of Collins helped this guy move up.



Lions pick up an 5th round pick in 2015 (#143), 2016 and OG Manny Ramirez. Manny was a 4th round pick out of Texas Tech by the Lions in 2007. He played 18 games starting 15 in Detroit from 2007-2009. Ramirez started the Super Bowl in 2013 at center for Denver.



The Lions will use him for depth at guard and center if he makes the team.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2015 Detroit Lions draft chart

RD
QB
RB
WR
TE
OT
OG/C
1


Parker
Agholor
D.Smith

Humphries
Peat
Fisher
Flowers
Collins
Erving
2

Gurley
Gordon
Coleman
Dorsett
Funchess
Smith
Tomlinson
Cann
3

Du Johnson
Abdullah
Cobb
Lockett
McBride

Ogbuehi

Miller
4

Da Johnson
Yeldon
Langford
Taylor

Brown
Sambralio
Douglas
Marpet
5

K. Williams
Lippett
Boyle
D. Williams
Grasu
6


Nelson
Mayle


C. Robinson
T. Thompson
7

Murphy
Williams
Clay


Mancz



RD
DT
Edge
LB
CB
S
1
Shelton
Brown
Odighizuwa


Jones
Johnson

2
Cooper
Goldman
Jarrett
Davis
Phillips
P. Smith
Orchard
Edwards
Anderson

Darby
PJ WIlliams
Rowe
Randall
3
Bennett
Richardson
Covington
Z. Smith

Nelson
Ekre-Olopo
Mager
Rollins
4
Hardison



McCain
Gaines
Dj Smith
Sample
Amos
5
Wright


Carter
Shaw
Harris
6



Swann

7
Blackson
Walton
Beyer
Rush

Mathis

2015 Detroit Lions Mock Draft updated


The purpose of this mock is not to predict what the Lions are going to do but what I would do in this draft. I would trade back into the top of the 2nd round to gain a third or fourth but I will go with this scenario:

Draft Pick 1 # 23 overall

OG Cameron Erving 6054 313 5.15 30 30.5 904 4.63 7.48

27 starts at left tackle in 2012,13
moved to Center in during 2014
I took LaEl Collins off my draft board because of the murder investigation. He has yet to report to police. Peat likely will not be there. Erving comes in a plays left guard and backs up at center.


Others to consider
Andrus Peat OT Stanford
DJ Humphries OT Florida
Malcolm Brown DT Texas
Kevin Johnson CB Wake Forest

Round # 2 Pick # 54

Ronald Darby CB FSU 5105 193 4.38 15 reps 41.5" Vj 1009 Broad 4.14 20 6.94 L
6.7 Impact rotational player at slot corner

41 games 23 starts 79 tackles 2 int 3 FF 18 PBU
Good player at slot. He can tackle and break on the ball in small areas. Maybe able to move outside at times but slot is where he is best.

Others to consider
PJ Williams CB FSU
Laken Tomlinson OG Duke
AJ Cann OG South Carolina
Donovan Smith OT PSU
Philip Dorsett WR Miami

Round # 3 Pick #88

Duke Johnson RB Miami 5097 207 4.54 4.5 18 reps 35" 1001 broad 4.16 20 6.88 L
6.8 solid player as a rookie

25 games 25 starts
526/3519 26 td 69 rec 719 4 td
Explosive outside , space guy. Gives speed to complement Joquie.

Others to consider:
DT Xavier Cooper Washington State
CB Steve Nelson Oregon State
WR Tyler Lockett Kansas State


Bonus Round # 4 in a trade down

Marcus Hardison DT ASU 6030 307 4.92 27 reps 25.5" 811 broad 4.52 20 7.35 L
6.2 Rotational player with starting potential 2nd or 3rd year.

26 games 13 starts 58 tackles 11 sacks 3 ff
Good athlete with movement skills. Fits as a 3 technique and could be the backup to Tyrunn Walker.


Round # 5 Pick # 168

Anthony Harris S Virginia 6010 198 Injured during draft process
6 Potential player with injury concern.

49 games 35 starts
289 tackles 11 int 2 FF
Smart player who can be a good coverage safety. Can play special teams and could be a starter when Glover is done.

Others to consider
WR Jordan Taylor Rice
S Alex Carter Stanford
OG Darryl Williams Oklahoma

Round # 6 Pick #200

Vince Mayle WR Washington State 6020 224 4.67 35.5" 909 4.13 20 6.93 L
6.3 rotational prospect

23 games 12 starts 148 rec 2.022 16 td
Raw player with upside. Outside receiver who only played on the left side at WSU. Could make the team as 5th WR.

Others to consider:
OG Tyrus Thompson Oklahoma
CB Damain Swann Georgia
OG Corey Robinson South Carolina

Round # 7 Pick # 240

Angelo Blackson DT Auburn 6043 318 4.99 20 reps 31 VJ 805 4.57 7.5
5.8 has a chance

52 games 19 starts 65 tackles 4.5 sacks 3 ff
Good run defender but not a pass rusher. If he gets stronger could be a #4 DT

Others to consider:
RB Marcus Murphy
CB Dion Mathis Oregon
DE Marcus Rush MSU
WR Tyrell Williams Western Oregon






Monday, April 27, 2015

Detroit Lions Draft Preview Top 125


My Top 125 players in the draft.

Player School Pos Height Weight 40 40PD 225 VJ BJ 3c 20 Rate
Beasley, Vic Clemson DE 6030 246 4.53 35 41 1010 6.91 4.15 7.5
White, Kevin WVU WR 6025 215 4.35 23 36.5 910 6.92 4.14 7.5
Cooper, Amari Alabama WR 6007 211 4.42 34 1000 6.71 3.98 7
Dorsett, Phillip Miami (FL) WR 5093 185 4.33 4.27 13 38 1009 6.7 4.03 7 SB
Fowler, Dante Florida DT 6025 261 4.6 19 32.5 904 7.4 4.32 7
Waynes, Trae MSU CB 6001 186 4.31 19 38 1002 7.06 4.19 7
Williams, Leonard Southern Cal DT 6045 302 4.97 29.5 810 7.59 4.53 7
Scherff, Brandon Iowa OG 6045 319 5.05 23 32.5 7.07 4.41 6.9
Collins, La'El LSU OG 6044 305 5.12 21 27 900 7.7 4.63 6.8 SB
Collins, Landon Alabama S 6000 228 4.53 16 35 1000 7.38 4.33 6.8
Erving, Cameron Florida State OG 6054 313 5.15 30 30.5 904 7.48 4.63 6.8
Flowers, Ereck Miami (FL) OT 6062 329 5.31 37 27 805 6.8
Gordon, Melvin Wisconsin RB 6005 215 4.52 19 35.0 1006 7.04 4.07 6.8
Humphries, D.J. Florida OT 6050 307 5.12 26 31 808 7.87 4.64 6.8
Johnson, Duke Miami (FL) RB 5091 207 4.54 4.5 18 35.0 1001 6.88 4.16 6.8
Johnson, Kevin Wake Forest CB 6002 188 4.52 41.5 1010 6.79 3.89 6.8
Jones, Byron UConn CB 6010 199 4.4 18 44.5 1203 6.78 3.94 6.8
Peat, Andrus Stanford OT 6067 313 5.18 31 1001 8.01 4.62 6.8
Shelton, Danny Washington DT 6021 339 5.64 34 30.5 711 7.99 4.65 6.8 SB
Darby, Ronald Florida State CB 5105 193 4.38 15 41.5 1009 6.94 4.14 6.7
Dupree, Bud Kentucky OLB 6040 269 4.56 42 1106 7.49 4.47 6.7
Lockett, Tyler Kansas State WR 5097 182 4.4 35.5 1001 6.89 4.07 6.7 SB
Clemmings, T.J. Pittsburgh OT 6046 309 5.14 22 32.5 903 7.68 4.54 6.6 SB
Ekpre-Olomu, Ifo Oregon CB 5090 192 14 6.6
Green-Beckham, Dorial Missouri WR 6051 237 4.49 13 33.5 1000 6.89 4.36 6.6
Gregory, Randy Nebraska DT 6047 235 4.64 24 36.5 1005 6.79 4.23 6.6
Gurley, Todd Georgia RB 6005 222 17 6.6
Mariota, Marcus Oregon QB 6036 222 4.52 36 1001 6.87 4.11 6.6 Jr.
Ogbuehi, Cedric Texas A&M OT 6050 306 23 6.6
Peters, Marcus Washington CB 5115 197 4.53 17 37.5 1001 7.08 4.08 6.6
Williams, P.J. Florida State CB 6000 194 4.57 4.45 12 41 1103 7.08 4.28 6.6
Winston, Jameis Florida State QB 6036 231 4.97 28.5 807 7.16 4.36 6.6
Agholor, Nelson USC WR 6001 198 4.42 12 36.5 1005 6.83 4.34 6.5
Ajayi, Jay Boise State RB 5116 221 4.57 19 39.0 1001 7.1 4.1 6.5
Armstead, Arik Oregon DT 6071 292 5.1 24 34 909 7.57 4.53 6.5
Brown, Malcom Texas DT 6023 319 5.05 26 29.5 802 7.84 4.59 6.5
Coleman, Tevin Indiana RB 5110 206 4.39 22 6.5
Collins, Jalen LSU CB 6014 203 4.48 36 1004 6.77 4.27 6.5
Cooper, Xavier Washington State DT 6027 293 4.86 29 29 902 7.23 4.37 6.5
Fisher, Jake Oregon OT 6061 306 5.01 25 32.5 7.25 4.33 6.5
Kendricks, Eric UCLA OLB 6002 232 4.61 22 38 1005 7.16 4.17 6.5
Odighizuwa, Owa UCLA DT 6034 267 4.62 25 39 1007 7.36 4.19 6.5 SB
Parker, DeVante Louisville WR 6025 209 4.45 17 36.5 1005 6.5
Perriman, Breshad CFU WR 6020 212 4.24 18 36.5 1007 6.5
Randall, Damarious ASU S 5107 196 4.46 14 38 1000 6.83 4.07 6.5 SB
Smith, Devin Ohio State WR 6003 196 4.42 10 39 1002 6.83 4.15 6.5 SB
Smith, Preston Mississippi State DT 6047 271 4.74 24 34 1001 7.07 4.28 6.5 SB
Strong, Jaelen Arizona State WR 6023 217 4.44 42 1003 7.33 4.19 6.5
Thompson, Shaq Washington OLB 6001 228 4.64 20 33.5 909 6.99 4.08 6.5
Amos, Adrian Penn State S 6004 218 4.56 4.37 21 35.5 1002 7.09 4.03 6.4 SB
Bennett, Michael Ohio State DT 6020 293 5.04 33.5 6.4
Cann, A.J. South Carolina OG 6030 313 5.46 30 32.5 901 6.4
Davis, Carl Iowa DT 6045 320 5.07 33 807 7.91 4.47 6.4 SB
Funchess, Devin Michigan WR 6042 232 4.7 4.47 17 38.5 1002 6.98 4.48 6.4
Goldman, Eddie Florida State DT 6040 336 5.27 26 4.87 6.4
Johnson, David NIU RB 6005 224 4.5 25 41.5 1007 6.82 4.27 6.4 SB
McKinney, Bernardick Mississippi State OLB 6041 246 4.66 16 40.5 1001 7.21 4.27 6.4
Rollins, Quinten Miami (OH) S 5111 195 4.57 14 36.5 1002 7.1 4.28 6.4 SB
Rowe, Eric Utah S 6006 205 4.45 19 39 1005 6.7 3.97 6.4 SB
Smith, Donovan Penn State OT 6055 338 5.27 4.98 26 32 901 7.95 4.79 6.4 SB
Tartt, Jaquiski Samford S 6013 221 4.53 4.47 13 35.5 1004 7.03 4.29 6.4 SB
Abdullah, Ameer Nebraska RB 5086 205 4.6 4.53 24 42.5 1010 6.79 3.95 6.3 SB
Anthony, Stephone Clemson OLB 6025 243 4.56 23 37 1002 7.07 4.03 6.3 SB
Brown, Jamon Louisville OG 6040 323 5.09 28 807 7.36 4.7 6.3 EWS
Coates, Sammie Auburn WR 6013 212 4.43 23 41 1011 6.98 4.06 6.3 SB
Conley, Chris Georgia WR 6017 213 4.35 18 45 1107 7.06 4.3 6.3 NFLPA
Covington, Christian Rice DT 6020 289 4.89 24 30.5 903 7.43 4.43 6.3
Harold, Eli Virginia DT 6031 247 4.6 24 35 1003 7.07 4.16 6.3
Heeney, Ben Kansas OLB 6002 231 4.59 19 33.5 1000 6.68 4 6.3 EWS
Jarrett, Grady Clemson DT 6006 304 5.06 5.08 33 31 905 7.37 4.56 6.3 SB
Langford, Jeremy MSU RB 5115 208 4.42 19 34.5 910 7.22 4.27 6.3 SB
Mager, Craig Texas State CB 5114 201 4.44 17 38 1010 6.83 4.07 6.3 EWS
Mayle, Vince Washington State WR 6020 224 4.67 35.5 909 6.93 4.13 6.3 SB
McBride, Tre William & Mary WR 6002 210 4.41 16 38 1002 6.96 4.08 6.3 EWS
Miller, John Louisville OG 6024 303 5.33 5.2 29 28 810 7.8 4.75 6.3 EWS
Morse, Mitch Missouri OG 6053 305 5.14 36 31 904 7.6 4.5 6.3
Nelson, Steven Oregon State CB 5101 197 4.49 4.49 19 34.5 907 6.88 4.07 6.3 SB
Orchard, Nate Utah DT 6032 250 4.8 31.5 907 7.28 4.43 6.3 SB
Phillips, Jordan Oklahoma DT 6052 329 5.17 28 30 809 7.88 4.68 6.3
Ray, Shane Missouri DE 6025 245 4.64 21 33.5 1000 7.71 4.53 6.3
Richardson, Bobby Indiana DT 6025 283 5.16 4.99 21 32.5 902 7.57 4.41 6.3
Sample, James Louisville S 6021 209 4.56 17 32.5 1003 7.04 4.43 6.3
Tomlinson, Laken Duke OG 6033 323 5.33 5.2 25 31.5 900 7.87 4.73 6.3 SB
Williams, Maxx Minnesota TE 6037 249 4.78 17 34.5 909 7.3 4.37 6.3
Allen, Buck USC RB 6004 221 4.53 11 35.5 1001 6.96 4.28 6.2
Anderson, Henry Stanford DT 6062 294 5.03 23 30 903 7.2 4.19 6.2 SB
Carter, Alex Stanford CB 6001 196 4.51 4.5 17 40 1001 7.05 4.07 6.2
Cobb, David Minnesota RB 5110 229 4.81 17 38.5 1001 7.01 4.55 6.2 DB
Cox, Justin Mississippi State CB 6005 191 4.36 15 38 1009 7.05 4.07 6.2
Dawson, Paul TCU OLB 6001 235 4.93 4.75 21 30 904 6.76 4.49 6.2
Douglas, Jamil Arizona State OG 6040 304 5.25 28 29 803 7.73 4.58 6.2 SB
Drummond, Kurtis MSU S 6005 208 4.65 13 39.5 1003 7.09 4.33 6.2 SB
Edwards Jr., Mario Florida State DE 6025 279 4.84 32 32.5 1000 7.44 4.55 6.2
Eskridge, Durell Syracuse S 6027 208 4.63 4.6 31 909 6.93 4.19 6.2
Furman, Josh Oklahoma State S 6012 210 4.45 18 38 1004 7.16 6.94 6.2
Gaines, Charles Louisville CB 5097 180 4.44 34.5 1003 7.07 4.2 6.2
Geathers, Clayton CFU S 6015 218 4.55 22 37 1000 7.21 4.27 6.2 SB
Goodley, Antwan Baylor WR 5104 209 4.44 35 1009 7.19 4.38 6.2
Grasu, Hronnis Oregon OC 6030 297 5.01 7.84 4.2 6.2
Grayson, Garrett CSU QB 6020 213 4.72 34 1001 6.97 4.35 6.2 SB
Hager, Bryce Baylor OLB 6006 234 4.6 26 35 909 7.15 4.36 6.2 EWS
Hardison, Marcus Arizona State DT 6030 307 4.92 27 25.5 811 7.35 4.52 6.2 SB
Hardy, Justin East Carolina WR 5102 192 4.56 11 36.5 906 6.63 4.21 6.2 SB
Hodges, Zach Harvard DE 6024 250 4.68 33.5 1005 7.37 4.65 6.2 SB
Hundley, Brett UCLA QB 6032 226 4.63 36 1000 6.93 3.98 6.2
Hunter, Danielle LSU DE 6051 252 4.57 25 36.5 1101 7.17 4.4 6.2
Jackson, Tre' Florida State OG 6036 330 5.52 20 25 800 8.4 5.3 6.2 SB
Kroft, Tyler Rutgers TE 6060 246 4.75 17 34 1000 7.18 4.5 6.2
Magee, Terrence LSU RB 5080 213 4.56 22 37.0 907 7.52 4.37 6.2 EWS
McCain, Bobby Memphis CB 5094 195 4.51 17 36 1010 6.8 3.82 6.2 EWS
Montgomery, Ty Stanford WR 5117 221 4.55 4.5 40.5 1001 6.97 4.21 6.2 SB
Prewitt, Cody Ole Miss S 6020 208 4.6 4.52 12 35 1005 7.12 4.23 6.2 SB
Sambrailo, Ty Colorado State OT 6057 311 5.36 23 29 801 7.54 4.58 6.2 SB
Shaw, Josh USC CB 6004 201 4.44 26 37.5 10101 7.01 4.12 6.2 SB, EWS
Smith, D'Joun FAU CB 5100 187 4.45 4.42 21 36 1004 6.96 4.26 6.2
Smith, Za'Darius Kentucky DT 6044 274 4.83 4.75 23 29 905 7.42 4.63 6.2 SB, EWS
Swann, Damian Georgia CB 6000 189 4.5 33 910 7.03 4.2 6.2 EWS
Thompson, Tyrus Oklahoma OT 6047 324 5.3 29 29 801 7.96 4.92 6.2
Virgil, Zach Utah State OLB 6020 236 4.67 26 32 905 7.11 4.41 6.2 EWS
Walford, Clive Miami (FL) TE 6040 251 4.79 20 30.5 1000 7.32 4.57 6.2 SB
Waller, Darren Georgia Tech WR 6061 238 4.46 12 37 1005 7.07 4.25 6.2 EWS
White, DeAndrew Alabama WR 5114 193 4.44 34.5 1003 6.97 4.18 6.2
Williams, Karlos Florida State RB 6006 230 4.48 16 33.5 909 7.16 4.46 6.2
Wright, Gabe Auburn DT 6026 300 5.07 34 26.5 804 7.73 4.56 6.2 SB
Yeldon, T.J. Alabama RB 6012 226 4.61 4.52 22 36.0 909 7.19 4.22 6.2