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Do any sites look at drafting and/or offensive and defensive philosophies? Because most if not all of the mock drafts I see are just going off of team needs and the best player at a position of need.


I think it really depends on the website really...

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Most draft websites go off what they perceive team needs. It's the reason why most of those same sites have a tab or thread that will cover what they feel are team needs. Even though CB obviously isn't a big need for us, I think many feel that the Lions need a big physical corner to start jamming some of the bigger receivers in the league. I wouldn't oppose that, as long as the player taken is a value at the spot, and there's no one else available that is a similar value that fills a greater need.

Plus, many sites look at who the teams won't have under contract at years end. If it's a starter (Eric Wright), then they see that as a need.

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November 11th, 2011, 4:26 pm
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Post New 2012 NFL Mock Draft
Hey guys, I've updated my mock draft for the halfway point of the season.

You can check it out here: http://www.footballdraftnotebook.com/MockDraft2012.html

Let me know what you think. Would love to hear your feedback!


November 11th, 2011, 9:15 pm
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2 things...whats with the old bubbles?? gotta update that bro, our logo chabnged like 3 years ago.

And 2nd. Tullock is staying. he's here cuz he wants to be and only signed a 1 year contract due to the money that opens up with the expansion of next years cap.

that pick is the only one i looked at and the likelyhood of that happening is minimal at best.

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November 12th, 2011, 1:49 pm
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Update for Wednesday, November 16NFL Draft Site
Lions are picking 22nd in each round

Rnd 1 - OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama

Rnd 2 - DE Bruce Irvin, West Virginia

Rnd 3 - OG Joel Foreman, Michigan State

Rnd 4 - QB Kellen Moore, Boise State

Rnd 5 - RB isaiah Pead, Cincinnati

Rnd 6 - CB Jordan Mabin, Northwestern

Rnd 7 - FORFEIT (KC tampering charge)


I have to say this is the worst effort yet by this particular site. David DeCastro's name doesn't appear, and they have the Lions passing on Cordy Glenn in round one. While I like Upshaw, I think Glenn is an immediate upgrade and is a good value at #22. DeCastro would be even better.

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Update for Wednesday, November 16NFL Draft Site
Lions are picking 22nd in each round

Rnd 1 - OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama

Rnd 2 - DE Bruce Irvin, West Virginia

Rnd 3 - OG Joel Foreman, Michigan State

Rnd 4 - QB Kellen Moore, Boise State

Rnd 5 - RB isaiah Pead, Cincinnati

Rnd 6 - CB Jordan Mabin, Northwestern

Rnd 7 - FORFEIT (KC tampering charge)


I have to say this is the worst effort yet by this particular site. David DeCastro's name doesn't appear, and they have the Lions passing on Cordy Glenn in round one. While I like Upshaw, I think Glenn is an immediate upgrade and is a good value at #22. DeCastro would be even better.


I agree about Glenn or DeCastro. If the Lions can grab a solid interior lineman, I think they'll do it. The move for Leonard Davis says something about their confidence in Stephen Peterman and I can imagine them looking for long-term upgrade. Of course the Lions don't draft for need, so who knows what they'll do.

Also, I'm a well-documented WVU homer but I don't see great NFL potential in Bruce Irvin. Round 2 is probably a few rounds too high, and he'll likely play OLB in a 3-4. He was dominant last year as a pass rush specialist (in four-man fronts) but as an every-down lineman this year (mostly 3-man fronts), he hasn't been effective. He needs a lot of strength and conditioning work and even then he'll probably still be best suited for the 3-4.

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November 16th, 2011, 9:24 pm
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Havent watched Cordy Glenn much, but from what Ive seen from DeCastro, the Lions would do themselves a huge favor by drafting him if he comes out early.

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Havent watched Cordy Glenn much, but from what Ive seen from DeCastro, the Lions would do themselves a huge favor by drafting him if he comes out early.


Agreed, but unless the Lions tank the rest of the season or trade up, I don't think they get him. There are some analysts saying that they see DeCastro as possibly moving to LT in the pros, much like Roger Saffold was able to do. If the scouts and coaches see him as a franchise LT, he'll be long gone.

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November 16th, 2011, 11:19 pm
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what would you think of the following draft from the Lions:


1. Kevin Reddick OLB - UNC
Levy could be upgraded or possibly moved back inside at some point. Tulloch and Durant are good but on short term deals. Would be ideal to take a LT here but I dont like the kid from OSU and he might be the best available at this point in rd 1.
2. Zebrie Sanders OT - Florida St
Might not be the answer at LT but there is a place for him on the OL immediately at RT or RG and he is a very good aggressive run blocker.
3. Robert Lester S Alabama
Should start immediately for us if he s available this late. Maybe not the best vs the run but good in coverage. Not happy with Spievey and not sure Chris Harris is a long term answer. (Play Ricardo Silva!!!)
4. Juron Criner WR - Arizona
Another talented target for the passing game. Burleson is expensive and wont be around forever, Titus Young is a weapon but may not necessarily be a true No 2 WR, besides 3 good WRs is a necessity.
5. Kevin Zeitler OG Wisconsin
Strong powerful run blocker that is athletic enough and works hard enough to develop.
6. Trumaine Johnson CB Montana
A little bit of a project but has good size and speed. Would do well with veteran influence and leadership our defense already has.


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How about the center from Michigan? Any idea where he's gonna go?

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Im not sure, but I know one thing..I am a happy man. My girlfriend was supposed to graduate on the day of the 2012 Draft..that has now changed. Thank God! Still gotta miss the 2nd and 3rd round though.. :x

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December 9th, 2011, 12:08 pm
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Post Re: New 2012 NFL Mock Draft
Hey guys, I've updated my mock draft for the 3/4 point of the season.

You can check it out here: http://www.footballdraftnotebook.com/MockDraft2012.html

Let me know what you think. Would love to hear your feedback!

I've also added a Draft Order section that I will be updating weekly for the next 4 weeks


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Anyone got any info on Zebrie Sanders the LT/RT from Florida State? I think we could nab him in the second round and it'd be an upgrade for our line. I feel like we can find a quality C/G in the 4th round or so.

I'm liking what I'm hearing about Chase Minnifield CB from Virginia. Good size at 6 foot and good speed. If we traded down a few picks in the first we could nab him.


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Anyone got any info on Zebrie Sanders the LT/RT from Florida State? I think we could nab him in the second round and it'd be an upgrade for our line. I feel like we can find a quality C/G in the 4th round or so.

I'm liking what I'm hearing about Chase Minnifield CB from Virginia. Good size at 6 foot and good speed. If we traded down a few picks in the first we could nab him.



I am intrigued by Chase Minnifield because his dad Frank was a really good DB in the NFL. Not saying he will be as good as his dad. But, you never know.


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