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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:11 pm    Post subject: LF's first mock draft Reply with quote

Why? because everyone else is doing it. Confused

1. Bjoern Werner, DE

Big playmaking DE who will fit right in on our defensive line. Like Suh, he was a kid who grew up playing soccer but outgrew the sport. He has a big time motor and he's athletic enough to move around and maybe stand up on some snaps.

2. T.J. McDonald, S

Big time safety prospect, but imo, is a safer pick than Elam. Elam is a personal foul waiting to happen. McDonald plays better within the game. If Delmas could stay healthy for a season, I'd love to see what they could do on the field together.

3. Desmond Trufant, CB

He'll fall IMO and will be right around the end of the 2nd/early 3rd. He's a bigger CB, 6', and has the ability to turn his friggin' head, which is more than I can say for the rest of our secondary.

2013 Lions defense:

DE- Cliff Avril/Ronnell Lewis
DT- Ndamukong Suh
DT- Nick Fairley/Sammie Lee Hill
DE- Bjoern Werner/Willie Young

LB- Justin Durant/Tahir Whitehead
LB- Stephen Tulloch/Travis lewis
LB- DeAndre Levy

CB- Chris Houston/Jonte Green
SS- T.J. McDonald
FS- Louis Delmas/John Wendling
CB- Desmond Trufant/Bill Bentley
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: LF's first mock draft Reply with quote

Louis Friend wrote:
2013 Lions defense:

DE- Cliff
Please explain.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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2. T.J. McDonald, S

Big time safety prospect, but imo, is a safer pick than Elam. Elam is a personal foul waiting to happen. McDonald plays better within the game.


Elam is a personal foul waiting to happen, but TJ "aka 15 yard penalty" McDonald isn't a personal foul waiting to happen?

Not bad overall, don't necessarily love it though.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Franchise tag. Not pretty.... I think he walks after next season, but with KVB and CW leaving our DL, Lions will be desperate to keep Avril for at least another season.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Louis Friend wrote:
Franchise tag. Not pretty.... I think he walks after next season, but with KVB and CW leaving our DL, Lions will be desperate to keep Avril for at least another season.


I think they're more likely to use the tag on Delmas

Like the 1st and 3rd pick but like several safeties over McDonald.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Louis Friend wrote:
Franchise tag. Not pretty.... I think he walks after next season, but with KVB and CW leaving our DL, Lions will be desperate to keep Avril for at least another season.
Gonna have to be some crafty number work to make that fit under the cap.

Especially since you plan on retaining Houston.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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2. T.J. McDonald, S

Big time safety prospect, but imo, is a safer pick than Elam. Elam is a personal foul waiting to happen. McDonald plays better within the game.


Elam is a personal foul waiting to happen, but TJ "aka 15 yard penalty" McDonald isn't a personal foul waiting to happen?

Not bad overall, don't necessarily love it though.


I don't know the numbers, nor do I care. When I watch Elam, I see a lot of late hits, high hits and hits long after the whistle, jumping on piles, etc that will be called at this level, especially if he's a Lion. He might get away with it in college, but he won't in the pros.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Louis Friend wrote:
1King wrote:
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2. T.J. McDonald, S

Big time safety prospect, but imo, is a safer pick than Elam. Elam is a personal foul waiting to happen. McDonald plays better within the game.


Elam is a personal foul waiting to happen, but TJ "aka 15 yard penalty" McDonald isn't a personal foul waiting to happen?

Not bad overall, don't necessarily love it though.


I don't know the numbers, nor do I care. When I watch Elam, I see a lot of late hits, high hits and hits long after the whistle, jumping on piles, etc that will be called at this level, especially if he's a Lion. He might get away with it in college, but he won't in the pros.


Not sure what you are getting at with the #'s point, but McDonald currently gets a bunch of flags for personal fouls and has even been suspended for it. Regardless of Elam (or anyone else), McDonald is (also) a personal foul waiting to happen.
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