Saturday, April 29, 2017

Detroit Lions draft picks round 1-7


1st round pick # 21

Jarrad Davis LB Florida 6010 238 4.62 23 38.5 1009 7.39 4.29

44 games 23 starts 205 tackles 20 TFL 5.5 Sacks 10 PD 1 int




Analysis:

I was afraid of this pick. Davis looks the part. Rocked up and explosive. Tests extremely well. However, his tape tells a different story. He is fooled by misdirection and misses tackles because he is out of control. Davis gets stuck on block and misses his run fits. Ranked # 209 in tackling efficiency by Pro Football Focus.

He had was my lowest graded player drafted in the first round.

Hopefully, his game translates better to the NFL. His speed and explosive power should be an asset to the Lions. Bill Sheridan has a raw athlete to mold.

2nd round pick # 53

Teez Tabor CB Florida 6002 199 4.62 4.75 9 32.5 1000 6.99 4.15

38 games 26 start 105 start 33 PBU 8 int 129 yards 1 FF



Analysis:

Interesting pick because this guy has played really well. A ballhawk who causes turnovers, his speed is in question. He might develop into solid slot corner. He showed he can tackle and blitz at Florida.
I had a higher grade on him than on Davis.

3rd Round #96

Ken Golladay WR Northern Illinois 6036 194 4.5 18 35.5 1000 7 4.15

47 games 34 starts 259/3598/27 rec






Analysis:

Height Weight Speed Guy. He play the outside receiver and stretch the field. Needs to clean up his route running. Raw prospect. Dropped 5 passes of 165 catchable targets the last two years.

Round # 4 Pick # 124

Jalen Reeves-Maybin LB Tennessee 6003 230 4.68 35.5 909 7.34 4.38

39 games 240 tackles 8 sacks 1 int




Analysis:

A small, slight hit and run LB with a history of injury. He has to play Will or in the nickel package. Gets swallowed up by blockers and dives at ankles. I had a free agent grade him. Ranked # 100 in OLB in tackling efficiency

Round # 4 Pick #127

Michael Roberts Te Toledo 6041 261 4.86 4.94 21 30 902 4.22 7.05

27 games 70 832 20 td rec




Analysis:

One of my favorite players in the draft. A big inline tight end who can catch. Had 16 touchdowns in 2016. Huge hands. I graded him the highest of all the Lions picks so far.




Round # 5 Pick  164

Jamal Agnew CB San Diego 5092 185 4.34 16 36 1005 6.92 4.27

44 games 148 tackles 48 PBU 11 int






Analysis:

Small, fast agile corner. Probably going to compete for time at slot corner, gunner, jammer and return guy. The Lions are obviously not happy with their depth at slot corner. Player at the NFLPA all-star game.

Here is a good article on him.

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2017/04/2017-nfl-draft-player-profiles-san-diego-cb-jamal-agnew/

Round # 6 pick # 205

Jeremiah Ledbetter DT Arkansas 6027 281 4.84 4.81 29 33.5 1000 7.55 4.56

25 games  104 tackles 7.5 sacks 3 pbu 1 ff




Analysis:

Raw player with long arms and is strong. Has the ability to make the team and contribute in the rotation. Will compete with Jordan Hill and other prospects for the at 5 DT spot.

Round # 6 pick #215

Brad Kaaya QB Miami 6037 214

38 Starts 720/1188/24 9968 69td



Analysis:

Produced at the U. Decent arm. Have not heard many good things about this guy. Struggles with the rush. May have a shot at the third spot.

Round # 7 Pick #250

Pat O'Connor 6056 277 5.01 17 31.5 906 7.34 4.56

48 games 166 tackles 20 sacks 7 ff



Analysis:

Interesting pick. Excellent production at EMU. Will compete with Zettel and Copeland for a roster spot.











Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Draft Chart Defense

Rd
DT
DE
LB
Nickel
CB
S
1
Allen
Charlton
Cunningham
Watt

King


2
Adams
Kpassagnon
Walker
Willis
McMillian
Jackson
White
Awuzie
Melifonwu
J. Jones
3
Hester
Johnson
Watkins

Hall
Hendrickson
Rivers
Anzalone
Riley

Tankersley
Sutton
Douglas
Witherspoon

4
Stewart
Glascow
Basham
J. Brown
Griffin
Kazee
King
Allen

5
Smart
DJ Jones
Odenigbo
Davis
Ebukam
Gedeon
Biegel
B. Brown



J. Johnson
Hill

6
DE. Brown

Lee
Gilbert
Penton
Stribling
DY. Thomas
7
Augusta
Coward
Wise
Brown
K. Adams
Munson
Wilson
Talley
Agnew
Lampkin
Travis

Offense draft chart


Rd
QB
RB
WR
TE
OL
1


Davis
Williams
Howard

2

Foreman
Godwin
Z. Jones



3

Hunt

Kupp
Smith-Schuster
Hansen
Henderson
Shaheen


4
Dobbs
Connor
J. Williams
Perine
Darboh
Malone

Kittle
Butt
Hodges
Moton
5

Gallman
Golladay
Reynolds
Adeboyejo
Coley
Cannon
Roberts
Sprinkle


6
Torgenson
Clement
Carson

R.Davis
Wright
Hollins
Croom
Orndorff
Sharpe

Buchanan

7
Terrell
Leidner
Rush

De. Smith
Ogunbowale
Stringfellow
Chesson
Staples
Yancey
Hatcher
Towbridge
Schreck

Salako
Keizur
Eldrenkamp

Detroit Lions draft if I were the GM


This is not a guess on who they will take. This is my selections

Round # 1

I assume WR Corey Davis is gone. I would take him if he slides.

I would try to trade back into the mid 20s if I could.


My pick:

LB Zach Cunningham Vanderbilt.

Reminds of Derrick Johnson who the Lions should have taken in 2005.
Finds the ball, sifts thru trash. Can cover. day # 1 starter.

Others:
DE Taco Charlton Michigan
LB TJ Watt Wisconsin

Round # 2

Taking a LB in round # 1 a Defensive End would be a priority.

Pick:

DE Tan Kpassgnon Villanova

Big, Strong guy with a lot upside. Starter in year 2.

If the Lions take a DE in round 1 then I would take

LB Raekwon McMillian Ohio State

Round # 3

RB Kareem Hunt Toledo.

Impressed me with his ability to break tackles,

Round # 4

WR Kenny Golladay Northern Illinois

Good size and speed. Could be a solid outside guy.

Round # 5

Te Michael Roberts Toledo

Big, in-line TE with hands.

Round # 6

LB Elijah Lee Kansas State

Plays special teams backs up at will.

WR Mack Hollins UNC

Height weight speed guy.

Round # 7

CB Jamal Agnew San Diego

Small, Fast Slot corner.







Friday, April 14, 2017

Detroit Lions Draft Target Defensive Backs


Guys I like at Defensive back

1st Round

S Ogi Melifonwu UCONN 6040 219 4.4 17 44 1109 4.3 7.06

S Jabril Peppers Michigan 5107 213 4.46 19 35.5 1007


2nd Round

S Josh Jones NC State 6013 220 4.41 20 37.5 1100 7.43 4.32

CB Rasul Douglas West Virginia 6020 204 4.59 16 33.5 1000 6.97 4.24

CB Chidobe Awuzie Colorado 6000 202 4.43 16 39.5 1100 6.81 4.14

3rd Round

CB Cord Tankersley Clemson 6012 199 4.4 13 30.5 1001 7 4.32

CB Cam Sutton Tennessee 5110 182 4.52 11 34 1000 6.81 4.18


4th Round

CB Brian Allen Utah 6030 215 4.48 15 38 1007 6.64 4.18

CB Damontee Kazee SDSU 5102 182 4.54 11 34 1003 7.11 4.27


5th round

CB Shaq Griffin Central Florida 5116 198 4.38 17 38.5 1100 6.87 4.14

6th

S Dymonte Thomas Michigan 5100 195 4.5 32.5 910 6.89 4.51


7th
Damarius Terry Minnesota 6004 211 4.65 13 33 906 6.96 4.14


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Detroit Lions Draft Target Offense


Guys I Like on Offense


2nd Round

RB Donta Foreman Texas 6002 233 4.45 18 33 1000 7.21 4.26

WR Chris Godwin Penn State 6010 205 4.42 19 36 1006 7.01 4

WR Zay Jones ECU 6021 201 4.45 15 36.5 1101 6.79 4.01

3rd Round

RB James Conner Pitt 6012 233 4.65 20 29 905 7.14 4.4

RB Jamal Williams BYU 600 211 4.59 4.51 18 33 1003 7.07 4.26

RB Samaje Perine Oklahoma 5105 233 4.65 4.6 30 33 908 7.26 4.35

RB Kareem Hunt Toledo 5104 216 4.62 4.6 18 36.5 911 7.22 4.53
Worked for Lions

WR Cooper Kupp EWU 6014 204 4.62  31 908 6.53 4.08

4th Round

Te Jake Butt Michigan 6054 246

TE Adam Sheehan Ashland

WR Malachi Dupre LSU

WR Josh Reynolds Texas A&M

Wr Chad Hansen Cal

5th Round

Te Michael Roberts Toledo

TE Ken Golladay NIU

WR Quincy Adeboyejo Ole Miss

TE George Kittle Iowa

TE Mack Hollins UNC

WR Sheldon Gibson WVU

TE Eris Schubert Drake

TE Jeremy Sprinkle Arkansas


6th Round

WR Jehu Chesson Michigan

WR Josh Malone Tennessee

WR Robert Davis Ga State

Te Keith Towbridge Louisville

TE Scott Orndorff Pitt

7th Round

RB Deveon Smith Michigan

TE Mason Schreck Buffalo

WR DeAngelo Yancey Purdue

WR Francis Owusu Stanford

WR Anthomy Nash UCONN






Friday, April 7, 2017

Detroit Lions draft targets Front 7 Defense


Here are the guys I like for Lions on Defense

Round # 1

DE Taco Charlton Michigan 6055 277 4.92 25 33 908 6.39 7.17
Met at Combine and Local Pro Day
Instant upgrade for Devin Taylor at End. Good burst to ball.

LB Zach Cunningham Vanderbilt 6035 234 4.67 15 35 1005 7.03 4.29
3 down LB, shifts thru trash. makes plays


LB TJ Watt Wisconsin 6044 252 4.69 33.5 1004 7.36 4.57
Worked out with Lions. I think he can play Mike.

I think he can play Mike or Sam. Drop down to End on Passing downs

Round # 2

DE DeMarcus Walker FSU 6035 280 4.88 20 31.5 907 7.91 4.71
Favorite player in the draft. Great rip move.

LB Raekwon McMillian Ohio State 6017 240 4.61 23 33 1001 7.15 4.39
30 visit

Two down backer. Good against the run

DE Jordan Willis Kansas State 6036 255 4.53 24 39 1005 6.85 4.28 Senior Bowl
Passing down guy.


DT Montravius Adams Auburn 6033 308 4.87 22 29 900 7.62 4.89 Senior Bowl

Good against the run, surprising  quickness



Round # 3

DE Tanoh Kpassagnon Villanova 6067 289 4.83 23 30 1008 7.46 4.62 Senior Bowl
Coming in for 30 visit

Great upside, can play all three downs.

DE Daeshon Hall Texas A& M 6053 265 4.76 18 36 1003 7.03 4.38 Senior Bowl

Good player on all three downs has upside.

DE Derek Rivers Youngstown State 6041 250 4.61 30 35 1003 6.94 4.39 Senior Bowl
DLine coaches at pro day

Would be a good value in the third.

DT Jaleel Johnson Iowa 6027 309 5.2 19 28 805 7.64 4.62 Senior Bowl

Good one gap guy. RelentlessPhysical specimen

DT Carlos Watkins Clemson  6035 312 5.01 25 28 906 7.97 4.88 Senior Bowl

Played better as the year went on. Could be in the rotational

LB Tyus Bowser Houston 6024 244 4.65 21 37.5 1007 6.75 4.34 Senior Bowl

Athlete can play on all three downs

LB Alex Anzalone Florida 6027 241 4.63 16 20.5 908 6.88 4.25 Senior Bowl

Run and hit LB. Injury prone

LB Duke Riley LSU 6005 231 4.58 18 34.5 1002 6.89 4.21 Senior Bowl

Run and hit guy.

DT Treyvon Hester Toledo 6024 304 4.91 31.5 807 4.71
Kocurek worked him out at his pro day

Run Stuffer coming off a shoulder injury

Day # 3

DE Trey Hendrickson FAU 6037 266 4.65 18 33.5 1002 7.03 4.2 Shrine Game
Met with Lions at Pro day

Fast riser, probably goes in round # 3

DE Tarrell Basham Ohio 6035 269 4.72 15 32.5 911 7.27 4.44 Senior Bowl

Can develop into a solid DE in a rotation.

DT Ryan Glascow Michigan 6027 299 5.13 24 27.5 809 7.55 4.5 Senior Bowl

Better pass rusher than you think.

LB Vince Biegel Wisconsin 6031 246 4.67 21 33.5 910 6.92 4.21 Senior Bowl

A Sam backer not a pass rusher

DE Ifeadi Odenigbo Northwestern 6030 258 4.72 25 31.5 1008 7.26 4.4

Loved his game this season. Under rated

LB Jayron Brown UCLA  6000 4.73 4.56 20 33.5 1000 7.28 4.53
Worked out with Teryl Austin at Pro Day

Developmental guy at will lb.

LB Ben Gedeon Michigan 6015 243  4.75 27 34.5 911 6.98 4.13 Senior Bowl

Run Stuffer at Mike. Will be a starter in the NFL

DE Hunter Dimick Utah 6025 268 4.73 38 28 901 7.15 4.13 Shrine Game

Strong relentless player.

DE Ryan Donohue West Georgia 6023 248 4.75 31 29.5 908 4.16 7.02 NFLPA

Athlete who could bulk up.

DT Josh Augusta Missouri 6036 365 5.12 22 28.5 900 7.9 4.87 Shine Game
Worked out at pro day

Big guy who can move.

DT Tanzel Smart Tulane 6005 296 5.24 22 27 809 7.53 4.57 Senior Bowl

Small, Compact pass rusher

LB Jimmie Gilbert Colorado 6042 223  4.68 12 37 1000 4.57 Shine Game
Met with Lions at Pro day

Athlete who could make the team

LB Calvin Munson SDSU 6005 245 4.79 25 31.5 909 7.2 4.39 Shrine Game
Coming in for 30 visit

Inside player who can find the ball.