How the third round has gone so far: 1 Indianapolis Dwayne Allen (TE) Clemson 2 St. Louis Trumaine Johnson (CB) Montana 3 Minnesota Josh Robinson (CB) C Florida 4 Denver Ronnie Hillman (RB) SDSU
Insights, notes and updates from The Detroit News football writers
Assuming the Lions won’t make any trades, here’s what’s left on their plate for Saturday’s later rounds. Round 4 – 22nd, 117th overall Round 5 – 23rd, 158th overall Round 7 (from Seattle) – 12th, 219th overall Round 7 – 23rd, 230th overall
23rd pick in third round – 85th overall
You can find it here. Mentions that the Oklahoma receiver is still rehabbing that left knee. Lions still haven’t addressed two major needs: cornerback and safety. Based on the comments from Mayhew and Schwarts, it appears they still like the “best player available” approach. A potentially telling quote from Schwartz after the Broyles pick: “The finish … Continue Reading →
Lions general manager Martin Mayhew on the team’s pick of Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles, a player who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last November: “Best player on our board. Very productive guy, will be a great fit for us. We have the luxury of being able to rehab this guy. If … Continue Reading →
Detroit goes with…wait for it…another receiver! It’s Oklahoma’s Ryan Broyles. This guy was projected mid-fourth round by some draft analysts. Very surprising pick. For a breakdown on Broyles, click here. The NFL.com skinny on Broyles: “Even though he displays premier athletic ability, he certainly doesn’t make many plays due to his size. He will have … Continue Reading →
Bengals go with Devon Still, a defensive tackle from Penn State.
Zach Brown, a linebacker from North Carolina, is the guy. He’s a 244-pound outside linebacker.
Michigan State defensive tackle Jerel Worthy is the guy. He had to wait a while. Clearly the highest rated guy on most draft boards. Based on reports, it sounds like inconsistency is the knock on Worthy. For a look at Worthy, click here.
Jerel Worthy might have found a home. The Michigan State defensive tackle is still on the board. Twitosphere is blowing up with speculation. Guess will have to wait a few more minutes for the verdict.