Detroit Lions headlines: NFL Scouting Combine primer
In today’s edition of the Detroit Lions’ headlines, it’s all about the NFL Scouting Combine. We’ll take a deep dive into the league’s massive scouting event and more.
The Underwear Olympics. That’s how many fans refer to the annual NFL Scouting Combine. But what was initially started as a way to insure consistent medical checks from team to team has turned into a vital part of the draft process for franchises like the Detroit Lions and every other club.
With it being the first official day of the Combine, we’ll dive into the massive evaluation event, breaking down the schedule, instructing you when you should watch and who you should watch in today’s edition of headlines!
Pat Caputo – 5 players the Lions should be eyeballing at 2018 NFL Scouting Combine – The Oakland Press
It’s no surprise that two of the five college prospects listed in the above story are running backs. What is surprising is that neither are considered first round picks. Instead, listed are possible sleeper picks whose performance at the Scouting Combine could either lift their draft status or drop them down significantly. This is a talented draft class of runners, with many teams hoping to land their own Alvin Kamara or Kareem Hunt in the later rounds.
Why Derrius Guice, Josh Adams, Sony Michel should get good looks from Lions at combine – ESPN.com
This piece covers some of the bigger running back names that have been associated with the Lions a lot this offseason, with both LSU’s Derrius Guice and Georgia’s Sony Michel touted as possible first round candidates for Detroit.
2018 NFL Draft: A big board of the top 50 prospects before the combine – MLive.com
Finally, here’s a list of the top 50 college prospects fans should be keeping track of as workouts begin on Friday. There’s scheduled to be a total of 336 participants in this year’s Combine. Knowing which of those players are the bigger names to watch is important for determining just how well some of the lesser known names are performing in comparison.
NFL Scouting Combine – General Players Schedule
Here is the official schedule for the Scouting Combine. Most fans are only interested in the on-field workouts, which will begin on Friday and last over the weekend bleeding into Monday. The running backs a.k.a. “Group Three” workout on Friday. All of the workouts will air on the NFL Network.
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10 free agents who may interest Detroit Lions – Detroit Free Press
It’s a list of the usual suspects in video form. You have your Le’Veon Bells, your Josh Sittons, your Malcolm Butlers. The free agent market doesn’t open until next month, but the Lions have plenty of in-house decisions to make about their own free agents in the meantime.