Ep: 152 – Lions 2018 Draft Analysis – The Detroit Lions Podcast

In this episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris and Case are joined by Jeff “The Riz” Risdon to talk about the Lions 2018 draft performance.  It wasn’t without controversy, but there was some great value to be found as well.  We do an overall assessment and then take you through a player by player analysis.  We also take a look at the UDFA and tryout class and dig in on some important upcoming dates in July.  We also give a quick review of the Live Draft Party and talk about where we are taking it, and what it means for our listeners (turned viewers). Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel – it helps us out a great deal, and ensures that you get to take part in all of the fun upcoming events as they happen.

As if we were shot out of a cannon, we insult Case at the top of the show, and it only gets better from there.  We start off by analyzing the draft from the 100,000 foot view. We talk about the team’s approach, what we liked, what we didn’t, and what we can interpolate from Bob Quinn‘s draft strategy.  We break them all down, Frank Ragnow, Kerryon Johnson, Tracy Walker, Da’Shawn Hand, Tyrell Crosby, and Nick Bawden.  There’s a lot to be seen in the coming months that will inform us about how this team approaches the game of football, and it’s going to be a ton of fun watching it all unfold. The first shot has been fired, and overall (spoiler alert), we like what we see.

We take a few minutes to tell you how you can win a $75 gift card from Under Armour with our Lions Meme contest. Tweet your favorite meme, make sure to tag @DetLionsPodcast and @UnderArmour and use the hashtag #LionsWILL to enter.  We’ll pick the very best Lions meme to win this gift card.  Competition will be intense, so bring your best game to the party. Most of all, have fun with it. We want Under Armour to know you love the podcast and appreciate the fun – even if you don’t have a meme, let them know you appreciate their support!

After that we dive into the Lions Undrafted Free Agent and tryout class of 2018. Chris starts in on the John O’Korn pick, and then seeks to calm the nerves of the people who are facepalming over the idea of having a guy on the team that has already disappointed the state of Michigan so much already. We then walk through the top UDFA prospects and help folks know what to look for in the top players of the bunch.

Lastly, we break down the schedule for May letting everyone know what to expect in the upcoming month.

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Chris is the founder of everything you see here. A former radio presenter and Detroit native, he now resides in sunny California – and like so many of us, he found himself marooned on an island devoid of other Lions fans. After spending a few years in the Detroit Lions Reddit community he decided to start the Detroit Lions Podcast. Its become the #1 Detroit Lions podcast, and regularly ranks with the top podcasts in Detroit. With a mixture of pre-recorded shows, live & recorded phone-ins, and live post-game broadcasts - this is his slice of Honolulu Blue heaven.