2020 Detroit Lions State of the Roster: Front 7 (Pre-Draft)

Finishing up the State of the Roster Series with a look at the Lions front 7. The guys who control the trenches and affect the quarterback the most. *projected starters in italics *likelihoods are probabilities that they wait until that day to fill that need OFF-BALL LB Jamie Collins Jahlani Tavai Jarrad Davis Christian JonesContinue reading “2020 Detroit Lions State of the Roster: Front 7 (Pre-Draft)”

Lions State of the Roster – 2019 NFL Draft Outlook (Offense)

Time to take a look at the Lions as they get ready for the 2019 NFL Draft. Bob Quinn and company have done a solid job in 2019 Free Agency (more on that in a later post) and are actually in a solid roster position, where they do not have to abjectly reach for need. Continue reading “Lions State of the Roster – 2019 NFL Draft Outlook (Offense)”

DETROIT LIONS DRAFT OVERVIEW- #82 OVERALL TRACEY WALKER

This pick was the first true head scratcher of the day for Bob Quinn and company, in my opinion. Though I may have had some reservations about passing up on a pass rusher with the Ragnow pick, and passing up on Guice with the Johnson pick, I did see Ragnow and Johnson as players whoContinue reading “DETROIT LIONS DRAFT OVERVIEW- #82 OVERALL TRACEY WALKER”

Detroit Lions Draft Overview – #43 Overall Kerryon Johnson

So I can admit when I have jumped the gun. And I may have jumped the gun in my initial “mild displeasure” over the Lions selection of Mr. Kerryon Johnson. It’s not that I thought Kerryon was a bad player. I knew he was good. He led the SEC in yards and touchdowns and wasContinue reading “Detroit Lions Draft Overview – #43 Overall Kerryon Johnson”

Detroit Lions Draft Overview – #20 Overall Frank Ragnow

I’m back !!!!! After a lengthy hiatus I have been re-energized by my favorite event of the year – The NFL Draft ! I have some mixed feelings about this Draft for the Lions, but I will get into that, as well as my overall feelings about this franchise and the direction it is headedContinue reading “Detroit Lions Draft Overview – #20 Overall Frank Ragnow”

205th Overall – Jeremiah Ledbetter

Jeremiah Ledbetter is a guy that must have caught Bob Quinn and his staff’s eye at the combine. Because the tape I saw was not all that impressive. Still he has the physical profile to fulfill a need as the base end in our scheme (5 technique that plays just outside the edge of theContinue reading “205th Overall – Jeremiah Ledbetter”

165th Overall – Jamal Agnew

This one will be brief as I scoured the Internet and could not find any real film on Mr. Agnew. The closest I could find is this highlight film. Highlight films are not the best for evaluating a player as, naturally, it only shows a player at his best. However, I suppose it is betterContinue reading “165th Overall – Jamal Agnew”

127th Overall – Michael Roberts

The irony/riddle/enigma of the Lions selection of Michael Roberts is the eerie similarity to Brandon Pettigrew, but for the EXACT opposite reason that the casual Lions fan would think. Also, I expect Roberts to be a case study in the role of fan expectations in perceived performance.  …. Also, former Toledo RB Kareem Hunt would haveContinue reading “127th Overall – Michael Roberts”

124th overall – Jalen Reeves- Maybin

Jalen … is an interesting film to evaluate. Let me just say he certainly stands out on the field. Unfortunately, that is both in a positive and a negative context. But you cannot miss him on the field, as he FLYS around.  First, as always, the positives. Jalen is a converted safety and as youContinue reading “124th overall – Jalen Reeves- Maybin”

96th overall – Kenny Golladay

First off let me say that if this kid pans out, he’s got a badass nickname already waiting to be unleashed from his surname.  Also, while watching Golladay’s film … That Northern Illinois QB is tough as nails and accurate. IDK if he has NFL talent but he could play for me any day.  Anywho,Continue reading “96th overall – Kenny Golladay”