With the departures of its starting defensive tackles and top backup, the Detroit Lions entered the NFL draft with a glaring need for depth along an interior line that was the team’s backbone just months earlier. The unit that had set the tone for the third-ranked defense in 2014 was suddenly a weakness and in serious need of reinforcements.
Though the Lions added a five-time All-Pro, albeit an aging one, in Haloti Ngata, and signed rotational player Tyrunn Walker, the desire to add talent in the trenches was still apparent. Continue reading →
(Left to right: Ameer Abdullah, Todd Gurley III and T.J. Yeldon)
After studying this talented running back class for the past two months, I’ve decided to review my notes and combine all of my evaluations on the top RBs into one informative article. I will try to keep this concise yet detailed and informative. Continue reading →
T.J. Yeldon is another productive Alabama running back with a chance to make an impact on Sundays. Following in the footsteps of Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy, Yeldon brings an intriguing set of traits to the field. Continue reading →
If you like smashmouth football with a big, downhill, physical runner as your lead ball carrier, then David Cobb is for you.
A powerful, bruising back in the mold of Joique Bell, Cobb posted eye-popping numbers for the Gophers despite being paired with a horrific passing attack that ranked 121 out of 128 FBS teams in yards per game.
After a redshirt season, cameos at cornerback and receiver, and two years toiling on special teams, Jeremy Langford finally seized his opportunity to be the workhorse back as a redshirt junior. He did not disappoint. Continue reading →