Now that the NFL Draft is over, it’s my favorite part of draft season: The deep dive into the tape of the newest Detroit Lions players. Some have been spending the past four months watching a few highlight reels of over 100 different prospects. Me? I like to wait until the players have been drafted, then I go down the rabbit hole of each player to see what the Lions saw in them.
So to help you join me in the film session, here are some highlights from the entire Lions 2018 draft class.
Round 1: C Frank Ragnow (#72)
Center highlights aren’t the most exciting thing, but, still, Ragnow’s reel is somewhat impressive.
Here he is at right guard against Alabama (if you’re wondering, Da’Shawn Hand missed this game due to an injury):
And here he is at center vs. Auburn:
Round 2: RB Kerryon Johnson (#21)
Because we’re talking about a running back, we’re just going to hit the pure highlights. Here are a few compilations to get the blood running:
Round 3: S Tracy Walker (#23)
The man most Lions fans are curious about is almost certain Tracy Walker, who was shockingly taken in the third round. Lions fans were blindsided by the pick, so let’s take a look at his tape to see what the Lions see in him:
Round 4: Da’Shawn Hand (#9)
Why not start our look at Da’Shawn Hand with his game against the best competition: The 2017 Championship Game against the No. 1 Clemson:
Or how about this year’s National Championship game against Georgia?
And just for good measure, here’s his career highlights at Alabama:
Round 5: OT Tyrell Crosby (#73)
Again, offensive line highlights don’t tend to be all that exciting, but here’s Crosby locking down the left tackle position against Arizona:
Round 7: FB Nick Bawden (#15)
Unfortunately, fullbacks get no respect, and there are hardly any good fullback highlight reels for Bawden. So, instead, enjoy these highlights of Rashaad Penny, who owes Bawden, his fullback, for a lot of these big runs: