Friday, April 17, 2015
Detroit Lions pre-draft visit prospect breakdown updated 4/22
Lions have brought the following prospects to Allen Park for pre draft visits
Lael Collins LSU OG I love this guy at Left Guard. I would be surprised if he was around at #23. He is a starter right away.
DJ Humphries OT Florida True left tackle prospect but not a slam dunk. If believe he would be a day one starter at left tackle for Detroit and worthy of the #23 pick.
Donovan Smith OT Penn State Left possibility. Hit and miss during his career but had a strong senior bowl. I have a third round grade on him.
Cedric Ogbeuhi OT Texas A&M Left tackle possibility in 2016. Torn ACL late in the season leaves him out for most of 2015. Long arms and a lot of experience. I have a third round grade on him.
Cameron Jefferson OT-OG Arkansas almost 6'5" and 317 lbs. Raw athlete who needs to get stronger. He might be a guard in the NFL.I have a free agent grade.
Jamon Brown OG Louisville Strong candidate to play guard in the NFL . I think he could start in 2016. Late 3rd round grade.
Antonie Everett OG McNeese State Raw prospect who lacks the numbers to play in the NFL. He hurt himself during the draft process and will not ready until training camp. Rookie tryout camp.
Todd Gurley RB Georgia BEst player in college football last season. Explosive and big. Best running back prospect since Adrian Peterson. Torn ACL keeps him out of the the top 10. I would not take him in the 1st round.
Tevin Coleman RB Indiana Complete back who can carry the load. Ran a 4.4 at his pro day and maybe elevated him to the early 2nd. The Lions have a man crush on this guy.
Jeremy Langford RB MSU good back. A solid rotational guy. He has some speed, he can run inside. 4th round
Tyler Lockett Slot Kansas State Quick, elusive slot receiver. Great feel for the option route and a threat with the ball in his hand, This is a guy the Lions need third round.
JJ Nelson Slot UAB Small but fast 4.28 40. Good return man. Raw receiver. 5th round.
Tony Lippett WR/CB MSU good player. Where does he play? At WR he is possible 3rd guy. At corner is he is project 5th round.
Tyrell Williams WR Western Oregon Size (6035 204) and speed (4.4) 39.5 VJ. Small school with potential 5th round.
Kaelin Clay WR Utah Small return man. ran 4.46 at his pro day. Lacks the big time speed to be an impact return man. 7th round.
Marcus Murphy RB-Slot Missouri small but elusive return guy. Lacks size and speed. Free agent
DeVonte Parker WR Louisville Strong with speed. Can catch it traffic. Top 15 pick
Bresaud Perriman WR CFU Fast riser with sub 4.3 speed. NFL size Top 15 pick.
Tre McBride WR William & Mary. Food size and speed to be a # 3 receiver and progress to a # 2. Third round pick.
Devin Funchess WR/TE Michigan Tweener who could be a weapon is he used in match up situations. 2nd round pick.
Carl Davis DT Iowa Tough Evaluation because he was two gap in college. Goes to the senior bowl and is great. 2nd round pick
Marcus Hardison DT ASU 6'3' 307 sub 5 40. Could be a rotational player in the 4-3 4th round pick.
Xavier Cooper DT Washington State Good athlete who moved around the line for the Cougars. He dominated Oregon. 2nd round pick.
Mario Edwards DE FSU Base end in the 4-3. Run stopper not a pass rusher. Someone will take him early but I think he is a third round pick.
Eddie Goldman DT FSU good size and movement. Gets blocked and stays blocked. Rotational player next year. 2nd round pick.
Angelo Blackson DT Auburn Size and speed but lacks strength. He is 6th-7th round pick.
Jordan Phillips DT Oklahoma Big guy who can move. Lacks production and has a bad back. True 3-4 NG. I would not draft him.
Danny Shelton DT Washington Huge man. Can play inside at 1 or NT. Not a great scheme fit for Detroit but a great talent who be a value at # 23.
Marcus Rush DE MSU Good player, A tweener. I think he is a 4-3 end. 7th round pick.
Stevie Nelson CB Oregon State Small, tough slot guy. A better player than Dwight Bentley 3rd round pick.
Alex Carter CB Stanford Long, zone corner. Does not make a lot plays on the ball but can support the run. 5th round pick.
PJ Williams CB FSU Tough man corner Who has 1st round talent but a DUI during the process takes him off my board.
Eric Rowe S Utah Good football player. A tweener who I believe is safety. Some will see him as a corner but he lacks the ability to turn and play the ball. 2nd round.
Chris Dunkley CB South Florida 5114 183 Small and weak. Decent speed. Free agent
Brian Blechen S Utah 6022 226 4.77 40. Size but he might have to bulk up and play OLB. Could be a special teams stand out. Free agent
Demarious Randall S ASU Interesting safety prospect. Has great range and ball skills. I can see him taken in the 2nd round.
Anthony Harris S Virginia Tough evaluation because an injury has held him out of the pre draft process. 5th round pick.
Kyle Brindza K Notre Dame Pro kicker but we do not need one. Free agent