Friday, April 10, 2015
Detroit Lions Draft Preview Corners 2015
There are corners who can play in the league in this draft. The key for the lions is finding a guy who can play in the slot and another who can replace Mathis outside.
Alex Carter Stanford CB AN outside guy with size and a 40" Vert. Did not stand out on tape. Did not make plays and did not love his ball skills. Carter would be a mid round pick and could develop in a two years.
DC Celiscar WMU CB Stood out in early season match ups with the big ten. He can be moved to safety. He has size at about 5'11" but lacks speed. A free agent
Jalen Collins LSU CB outside guy with size and speed. Very raw. Could have used another year in school. I could see a team fall in love with him and take him in the first round. The Lions should not be that team.
Justin Cox Mississippi State Compares to Darius Slay. Size and speed. I could see him go in the 4th round.
Ronald Darby FSU This guy can be an a impact starter at slot corner. He has enough size to play outside but I feel his best ball will be inside. I think the Lions could take him at #23.
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Oregon Coming off an ACL in the winter. He has the ability to play slot corner in the NFL. He would be a 1st round guy if not for the injury. I can see a team take him in the 2nd and redshirt him.
Randall Evans Kansas Stater Size and speed guy. Needs strength. Mid round guy who could develop and play special teams.
Charles Gaines Louisville Shorter, quicker guy built for the slot corner. I could see him as a 3rd rounder.
Senquez Golden Ole Miss Short but quick. Great ball skills. This guy could be an impact player at slot corner. He is a little small to play outside diminishing his value. Third round.
Ladarius Gunter Miami Outside corner. Size but lacks speed. Reminds me of Richard Sherman. I think the Seattle and Jacksonville teams would love him.
Troy Hill Oregon Small but quick. Perfect slot corner and mid round guy. Needs strength and experience but could develop.
Kevin Johnson Wake Forest Good size and speed. Could start early next season outside. Needs strength but has explosive burst. 1st round
Byron Jones UCONN Freak athlete with a world record broad jump. Has speed and toughness. Could be taken in the top 20.
Craig Mager Texas State Size speed guy. I see him late in the 2nd and develop into a starter year 2.
Bobby McCain Memphis Like this guy. Solid. Could be a good slot corner Round 3
Dexter McDonald Kansas Huge corner who could move to safety. Stud athlete but does not have quick feet.
Steve Nelson Oregon State Small tough slot corner. He is a better player than Dwight Bentley who was taken in the 3rd round.
Marcus Peters Washington Talented pure cover guy. Has the skill set to start outside next season. However, his effort is all over the place. I watched Colorado game, his effort was awful. He would not pursue or tackle He gave up on a lot of plays. Boom or bust.
Demarious Randall Arizona State Enough size and speed to play outside. Could develop and start in the a couple years 3rd round.
Darryl Roberts Marshall Great athlete but slight. Show quickness but need strength. 4th round.
Eric Rowe Utah Tweener has at played safety and corner. Good athlete, physical. Poor ball skills at corner. I like him better at safety. I could see him go in the top 40.
Josh Shaw USC outside guy with size and speed. Suspended this season at USC. I would not take him.
Djour Smith FAU Slot guy who looks like a solid prospect. He is solid and could play early at slot corner. 4th round
Tre Waynes MSU Stud. Can play outside on an island and tackle. Good ball skills. Immediate starter top 15 pick.
PJ Williams FSU Good player. Can play outside or inside. Can tackle and play the ball. I had him as a 1st round pick but he just got nailed for DUI. Off my board.