Episode #99: Combine Preview, Defense

This week the player measuring and drills begin. The Lions and many of their fans turn their focus to Indianapolis to watch non-stop coverage of the combine. Erik and Joe finish their preview of the combine, with this go around zero-ing in on the defense.

  • Erik’s famous QIB measurables for each defensive position
  • A position by position breakdown of what traits Lions scouts will be looking at
  • The Lions Wire has an ongoing series of who to watch during this combine…
  • Interior defensive linemen
  • EDGE rushers
  • Linebackers
  • Cornerbacks
  • Safeties article will be published Friday
  • Erik thinks Ed Oliver could be used in a myriad of positions up and down the Lions DL
  • The Lions draft plan could be altered by whether they sign a high end EDGE rusher in free agency
  • Among Josh Allen, Rashan Gary, Brian Burns, Montez Sweat and Clelin Ferrell, who fits the best in the Lions scheme?
  • On Day 2 and Day 3 of the draft who would be the best EDGE for the Lions?
  • If the EDGE rushing, safety and receiving deficiencies are addressed in free agency is Devin White an option at 8?
  • Day 3 linebacker fits are discussed, including Drue Tranquill
  • Erik discuss which top corners fit in the Lions scheme and the importance with experience in press man coverage
  • Greedy Williams vs Bryon Murphy
  • CBs with current 2nd round grades Amani Oruwariye and Justin Layne, both of which have profiles at LionsWire
  • GM Bob Quinn wants playmakers, which DBs fit that description

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