OT- Kiper has Lions taking J. Jones

Submitted by ATLalumni on January 16th, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Although i'm not a Kiper fan at all, he just came out with his first Mock.  LINK.

I actually agree with him.  Jarvis Jones would be a great strongside linebacker for the Lions.  Great pass rusher, underrated in coverage.  I like it.

Comments

GoBlueInNYC

January 16th, 2013 at 12:16 PM ^

People always talk about "trading down" as a viable option, but that assumes that there are teams that want to trade up into the #5 spot. I could be wrong, but it seems like there isn't a huge market for teams trying to get up into the Lions' spot this draft. I don't know that trading down is really an option.

I Like Burgers

January 16th, 2013 at 12:33 PM ^

Every team would trade down, pick up assets, and then draft the guy they wanted anyways...if they could. The only teams that are really able to do it are just lucky and happen to wind up in a coveted draft spot.  And you never really know which spot will be coveted until the dominos start falling in the draft.

GoWings2008

January 16th, 2013 at 11:53 AM ^

"will sack quarterbacks, and skip the dance as he helps them up"

Not terribly typical for the esss eeee seeee, but I've seen this kid has class in games of theirs I've watched.  Stafford will like having another Bulldog around, methinks.  Agree with Pedo though...still need some secondary help.  Awful.

blueandmaizeballs

January 16th, 2013 at 1:08 PM ^

AVril is not worth the amount of money he wants and we do need A DE bad cause if Vandenbosch is the best we have next year we r screwed.  Imo they will cut him and try to sign him to a better contract because the lions the way they r set up have neg 1.1 million as is towards next years cap.  but saying that we need talent anywhere on this roster except QB.

Lionsfan

January 16th, 2013 at 1:41 PM ^

That's the ticket. Despite having all those guys, they couldn't generate any rush. Avril took a huge step back, KVB is old, and the other guys (Willie Young and Lawrence Jackson) are pretty young. When you add that in with Suh's lack of concern for the run game, and it's a weird situation when Nick Fairley was our best overall D-Lineman.

Elmer

January 16th, 2013 at 12:05 PM ^

J. Jones...the first player I could think of was RB Johnny "Jam" Jones who played for Texas in the late 1970s.  Had teammates Johnny "Lam" Jones (WR) and Johnny "Ham" Jones (RB) who were each pretty good players.  Best collection J. Jones' ever on one team.

 

turtleboy

January 16th, 2013 at 12:12 PM ^

Good. This guy deserves more hype than he gets (which is rare, I know) but he's a great pass rusher, and a great tackler. Not bad in coverage either. He's worth a top 5 pick, unlike all the mock drafts over the holidays that had KC picking Geno Smith #1 overall, smdh.

True Blue Grit

January 16th, 2013 at 12:48 PM ^

the most dysfunctional wide receiver on the board.  After watching the Lions futilty in drafting players since the 70's, I gave up on them decades ago.    It's mind boggling to see how few of the high draft picks they've gotten over the many years actually turned out to be stars.  And even with them, they've almost never made the playoffs. 

 

blueandmaizeballs

January 16th, 2013 at 1:00 PM ^

I agree he is a stud but he seems more suited for a 3 4 cause the lions wouldnt use him right cause they dont blitz the LBs enough.  I would prefer MOORE for Texas AM if he is there becuse he is a DE which LIons i am pretty sure only have 2 signed for next year  one who had no sacks and the other never seen the field.

Butterfield

January 16th, 2013 at 2:12 PM ^

Kiper also says Lewan made a mistake coming back and that he was beaten by Clowney 4 or 5 times in the Outback Bowl.  Coming back, the value of that move is debatable I suppose, but I certainly don't remember seeing Clowney beat Lewan 4 or 5 times in the bowl game. 

http://www.freep.com/article/20130116/SPORTS06/130116047/Mel-Kiper-Wolverines-Taylor-Lewan-made-bad-call-passing-NFL-draft 

jadaSPW

January 16th, 2013 at 3:23 PM ^

He had this to say about Denard in his ESPN.com chat today:

"I think he's a solid second rounder. He'll show great speed at the combine. He's a heckuva football player. Teams that could look at him at WR moreso than return man, Cleveland, St. Louis, Minnesota, Buffalo, Miami, Jets, New England, San Diego, KC, Tennessee."

http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/46757/football-guru-mel-kiper