2014 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions Insider Says Team May Draft Safety With 1st Pick

Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

As NFL teams prepare for the 2014 NFL Draft, fans, bloggers and media pundits are combing the internet and the airways for any insight as to how their favorite team may draft.  During his interview with the Shep In The Morning Show, Detroit Lions insider Tim Twentyman had some unique insight into the Detroit Lions potential 1st round pick, the 10th overall.

When asked by host Matt Shepard how the Detroit Lions may draft in the first round Tim Twentyman said “I think the Lions will go with a wide receiver or safety, that’s the impression I have been getting”.

Tim would know.

He has interviewed defensive coordinator Austin Teryl, offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and head coach Jim Caldwell over the last couple of days.  His interview circuit culminated in breakfast with General Manager Martin Mayhew this morning.  Information from all of these interviews have probably healed him draw this conclusion. Often drawing conclusions from bits of information is all we have at our disposal when predicting the draft.

Teams are tight-lipped when discussing draft strategy and any “on the record” statement can be taken with a Mercury sized grain of salt. What’s interesting about Twentyman’s draft revelation is that is a VERY educated guess based on observing the Lions staff work at the combine.

The top prospect at Safety, according to CBS Sports is Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix from Alabama.  Dix isn’t considered terribly athletic but has great awareness.  It is that skilled that has push him into the top 20 on many draft boards.

Topics: 2014 NFL Draft, Detroit Lions, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

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  • bobdd

    I would be nice if the lions draft a WR or a FS in the first round. OLB would also be OK. Drafting a CB in ANY round would be a waste. Too many real holes to fill especially after their probable free agency losses and cap cuts.

    • Ralph Wiggum

      Did you watch the Lion’s CBs play last year? Other than Mathis, they would have been better off with guys off the street. Agree with you about needing a WR and FS, with any luck Watkins will fall (but I doubt it). It will be interesting to see which route the Lions go if they sit pat at #10.

  • Ralph Wiggum

    I’m not sure that either of the top two safeties would be a good value at 10. Wide receiver I can get behind, Mike Evans seems to have the prerequisite 15 foot catch radius needed to be successful catching passes from Stafford.