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Draft Duel: Clinton Dix vs Pryor

Obviously the Lions have a need at safety and could reach for one to be the safety of the future in round 1, so I took a look at the measurements, athletisism and production (last year in college) of the NFL's top 4 FS according to PFF: Eric Weddle, Earl Thomas, Jarius Byrd and Devin McCourtney and compare them to this draft's undisputed top FS HaHa Clinton Dix and Calvin Pryor.

Height Weight Arm Hand 40 Vert BP TKL INT PD TKL For Loss FF

Devin McCourty. 5'11 | 193 | 32 | 9 | 4.38 | 36" | 2 | 80 | 1 | 11 | 7.5 | 1

Eric Weddle 5'11 | 203 | 30" | 9 5/8 | 4.48 | 33 1/2" | 11 | 65 | 7 | 9 | 2.5 | 0

Earl Thomas 5'10 202 31 1/4 9 3/8 4.43 32 21 65 8 16 4.5 1

Jarius Byrd 5'10 207 32 5/8 10 1/8 4.68 35 15 83 5 19 1.5 1

Calvin Pryor 5'11 207 31 3/8 9 1/8 4.58 34.5 18 75 3 4 5.5 2

Haha Clinton Dix 6'1, 208, 32 3/8, 9, 4.58, 33,11, 51, 2, 3, -, 1

Some points about the table:

The heavier guys have a significant drop off in 40 times

Smaller hands results in less interceptions

HaHa Clinton Dix saw a large drop off from last year, but he missed two games this year and was coming off an offseason ruined by surgery.

The Ideal FS: 5'10-11", 203lbs, 32 1/2" arm length, 9 1/2"+ hand size, 40 time varies depending on weight, 33"+ vertical, 11 BP, 65+ Tackles, 5+ INT, 9+ PD, 4.5+ TKL for loss, 1 FF

Pro Comparisons:

HaHa Clinton Dix: A larger, less athletic Eric Berry

Calvin Pryor: A Slower, not as good in coverage Earl Thomas

Sorry about the table, could not get it to work

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Pride Of Detroit or its writers.

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