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David Mardero

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Check out the Packers hoarding all of the UDFA players. Enough to put full team out on the field on both sides of the ball.
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John Holman's profile photoDavid Mardero's profile photo
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+John Holman​ I love your positive thinking and A grade John.
I hope Zettel can beef up in time, and maybe they can sneak him in on some offensive packages as a TE. I hear he can block pretty good too.
Beef up means in terms of pro strength.
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I think maybe they saw how a professional coach like Harbaugh changed the kid for the better and believe he can be coached into a serviceable back up in the pros.
Heck, Quinn will draft another QB within 2 yrs., so let's see.
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Antwione Williams scouting report:
If an NFL defensive coordinator wanted to create his version of “The Six Million Dollar Man” in the form of a linebacker, he would employ that being with these prototypical traits: instincts, leadership, decision-making, tackling and balance.

Now, imagine all of those abilities in the form of a 6-foot-3, 245-pound specimen with 4.7 speed, 33 7/8-inch arms and 9 3/4-inch hands.

The result: Georgia Southern inside linebacker Antwione Williams.

A “do everything linebacker” with a variety of intangibles at his disposal, the 22-year-old brings a combination of attitude and intelligence to the game.

Williams possesses deceptive sideline-to-sideline speed for his size and diagnoses plays with tremendous read-and-react capability. Like Kwiatkoski, Williams’ ability to close quickly on ball carriers also draws early comparisons to veteran linebacker Smith.

Playing for a college football program that has seen a recent resurgence, the former Eagle played a considerable role in assisting Georgia Southern to consecutive nine-win seasons over the past two years in the Sun Belt Conference. Williams produced solid numbers during his final year recording 107 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks and four forced fumbles. Here arehighlights of said production.

Leading up to the East-West Shrine game in January, Williams was a defensive standout in practices. Though he played on limited reps during the game, he ended up finishing the contest with three solo tackles, which tied for fifth on the team, and was exceptional covering receivers who came across the middle of the field. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline praised the young linebacker for his play.

“Williams is another small-school defender who both looked and played the part,” Pauline wrote. “He was the most physically impressive linebacker on the East squad and dominated in run defense.”

While Williams didn’t receive an invitation to Indianapolis, he impressed scouts during his pro day by recording a 35-inch vertical, 9-foot-10 broad jump and 23 reps on the bench press, which would have tied him for third amongst linebackers that participated at the NFL Combine.

Early draft predictions on Williams have been all over the board as of late. Luke Easterling ofBleacher Report ranked Williams as the 21st-best inside linebacker of the 2016 class and expects a sixth-round selection for him. On the other hand, Pauline believes that Williams’ stock is on the rise and could be a middle-round pick.

With the Chargers cutting ties with Butler and Conner and picking nobody up in free agency, it leaves them searching for depth. Williams would add strength and speed to San Diego’s defense. He would fit best as a weakside inside linebacker in defensive coordinator John Pagano’s 3-4 defense, but he does have the ability to play all linebacker positions.

Again, Williams is intelligent, reliable, tough and powerful. In short, he is a “football player” and could be a late-round gem for the Chargers.


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Hopefully the Lions late round gem.
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Roei S

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Should we get burbridge with one of our 3 picks this round?
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Killebrew gonna be a real good ST addition let alone if he pans out as a S
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ŔÕBBŶ ĦÂŔŤ's profile photoDavid Mardero's profile photo
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I liked that pick, yes needs polish on coverage, but he wasn't totally lost there either.
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Is this the reason Connor Cook has dropped in the draft? Take a look. Not cool!
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TCRGuitar's profile photoDavid Mardero's profile photo
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The Raiders jumped Jerry Jones on this one.
He's bummin' he had to settle for Prescott.
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J Quazz

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Two out of three ain't bad. Bad move with Glasgow. Joshua Perry from OSU sitting there and you take a center? There's a reason no one else took any UM players. Somebody in AP must've been whining about drafting a Buckeye. 
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+J Quazz ...I hear ya on Perry...but I think Quin was bound and determined to shore up both lines in the first 3 rounds.  Your point is well taken...I was kind of hoping for another ILB myself...scooby wright...but I see what quin is doing and now our OLine is locked up...I would imagine next year it will be linebacker in the 1st round...it will be all defense next year...no needs really on offense.
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Let's start the draft again, clock ticking
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ŔÕBBŶ ĦÂŔŤ's profile photoDavid Mardero's profile photo
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+John Holman Yeah, your probably right. Just saying, if you had 3 players or so rated the same, and if your happy with any of them, then it's time to shop to get value and drop a few places.
In 2 yrs time, if these guys work out, nobody is thinking he was picked 18th vs. 20th or whatever.
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Position needs and best players available
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David Mardero's profile photoŔÕBBŶ ĦÂŔŤ's profile photo
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+David Mardero ha-ha, that's not my board, just the NFL's websites board but you probably know that lol But don't put it pass them to take one lol
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New Lion profile
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Mary Tee

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a lot of people are knit-picking the selection of Jake Rudock. I find the parallels between the selection of  Rudock and Brady interesting. From the article: 

The reasoning behind Brady’s shockingly low draft position stems from a combination of limited playing time at the University of Michigan, below-average athleticism, and an atrocious performance at the NFL Scouting Combine.

It will be interesting to see how Rudock pans out. 
Tom Brady was drafted in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, behind six other quarterbacks. Who were the infamous six drafted ahead of him?
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+ŔÕBBŶ ĦÂŔŤ Good thing the Lions did not pick him or unfortunately he would not even be in the GOAT discussion.
But we can dream right.
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Well whos your diamond in the rough... Had Diggs last year

Gonna have to go with Killebrew this time around 
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Miles can play, Zettel better show DE capability because were still weak there.
One knee bump away from nothing there.
Looking forward to if they use him on offense for some TE packages.
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J Quazz

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My confidence in Mr. Quinn is waning. I think this draft was just to appease the local Walmart Wolverines. The first two picks were great. After thst, I'm not sure. Someone better check and see if Harbaugh snuck into the Lions Draft room. He's the pasty-white one with the dad-bod.
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David Mardero's profile photoŔÕBBŶ ĦÂŔŤ's profile photo
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+David Mardero yeah you're right, overall I'm happy with this draft. Solid picks pretty much. 
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Lions should consider this guy in the sixth round IMO
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See a trend here? Next pick will be offense if they continue the trend...
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More athletic than people think for a big guy, he has the edge over Swanson right now. 
After a first round pick that left many relieved, but not excited, and a second round pick that filled a role on defense, the Detroit Lions finally picked ...
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+Larry Murray could be, he needs to step it up now just to make the team. 
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Had a great time with my son was a good time.
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That's awesome you were there. Even more important, you were there with your son spending time together. That's one more member in the football world and one lifelong suffering Lions fan. Maybe he won't be with Quinn, and never feel our pain. 
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Who's next to enter the Lions Den and become part of the Pride?
There are plenty of intriguing players remaining on the board as we head into the second and third rounds
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Same as I was thinking, we need to draft the best DE or DT available. I don't want to be missing out on top quality people entering the NFL. We probably should have drafted Clady, we might have missed out on a dynamic playmaker in Treadwell.
Who knows who will be there at our pick, I'm not even going to try to guess. 
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Lions pick so far and the rest of their picks in this draft
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Lawrence Harper's profile photoŔÕBBŶ ĦÂŔŤ's profile photo
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+Lawrence Harper​ they should have called him back and Sims to, those young boys weren't ready as we found out the hard way.
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