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Steven Ridley’s 2018 NFL Mock Draft

With the twentieth overall selection of the 2018 Steven Ridley NFL Mock Draft, the Detroit Lions select:

Harold Landry; Defensive End from Boston College University.

Most people would have someone like Marcus Davenport or even Sam Hubbard with this selection. While I would actually entertain the latter, the former I do not seem to understand as Matt Patricia comes from the “Belichick School of Versatility”. That being said, of the two, Harold Landry makes far more sense. Namely though, his Three Cone, Short Shuttle and 10 Yard Split times are what Patricia needs in a running mate for Ziggy Ansah. Unlike the Los Angeles Chargers with their bookends, the Lions are set with their “books” in A’Shawn Robinson and Jeremiah Ledbetter but lack the other bookend. Given the fact that the Lions just saw their division rival in the Bears power up on the interior, the Lions will elect to do the same on the exterior; finally giving Ansah a running mate in Landry while both doing damage early on. However, much of this will depend on how well Landry develops counter moves. While his initial attack plan and first step will allow him to beat most tackles, the NFC North has arguably the games best in David Bakhtiari; Bobby Massie and former Lion in Riley Rieff being no pushovers either. Still, with Ansah obtaining most of the attention and the “books” in Robinson and Ledbetter handling their own separate load, expect Landry to become among the favorites for the Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

About Steven Ridley

A Canadian loving gamer and analytical American Football fan; Steven has turned to the Black 'n Gold since the days of seeing Troy Amuna Polamalu way back in 2008. Since then, he has been getting more engaged with the sport. In addition of studying the aspects of the game, college prospect scouting is one of his favorite pastimes.
  • bigboss223a

    strength in the world means very little if your accuracy is not very good. Knowing this however is why Josh Allen is the number one pick as Dorsey is using 2018 as a redshirt year for Allen to learn the do’s and do not’s of the NFL. Once 2019 is here is where Dorsey and the Browns will hopefully see the fruition of a year’s worth of experience.

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  • cunez

    Once 2019 is here is where Dorsey and the Browns will hopefully see the fruition of a year’s worth of experience.

  • Bawb the Revelator

    IF – AND IT’S A BIG “IF” – Mason Rudolph has a big day versus Baltimore the Steelers may have found theit franchise QB and it isn’t KP8. Mason’s been a hard luck guy since he was deafted and Ben was “insulted.” Ben is no rocket scientist but his physical gifts, history and hope combined to make Rudolph an afterthought for years.. Staing ready to play plus maturity may have combined to make MASON THE successor to Ben the Steelers truly need. If so, it settles a big question for the Pittsburgh Steelers.