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.