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Detroit Lions hosting Eric Fisher, David Amerson


The Detroit Lions have been busy hosting a multitude of draft prospects from Onterio McCalebb to Justin Hunter, and Anwar S. Richardson of MLive.com is reporting that in-state draft prospect Eric Fisher and cornerback David Amerson are in Allen Park today for pre-draft visits with the Detroit Lions.

Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher is viewed by some as the top tackle prospect in the draft, but I still have him at second beyond Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel, who seems like a near sure pick for the Kansas City Chiefs with the first pick. Fisher is an excellent tackle in his own right and started to rise up draft boards into a clear top ten ranking, so he could be a great fit for the Lions after the Indianapolis Cotls picked up Gosder Cherilus.

However, some scouts believe that the Lions won’t be able to take him, because the Philadelphia Eagles seem to have their eyes set on an upgrade at tackle with Eric Fisher in mind. We’ll see what happens there, but Fisher is definitely going to be a strong candidate for the Lions in the first round.

David Amerson had an excellent sophomore season for the North Carolina State Wolfpack, but he digressed last season as a junior. Some believe Amerson is best fit at safety, but he ran an excellent forty time at the 2013 NFL Combine and wants to play cornerback in college. I believe he is best fit at CB and that the speed concerns (look at the forty time) are overplayed. The Lions could really get him in a steal and upgrade their situation at cornerback, and Amerson is a better prospect than what we gets credit for being. I have information on Amerson that leads me to believe that his 2012 season woes were exaggerated, but I am not sure if I can share them. Just know that Amerson is likely worth a second-rounder and that he would be great value for the Lions in the third (where they would likely look at picking him).

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  • http://twitter.com/GoshCarter Josh Carter

    Nice one! I’m liking all your articles. I think the Eagles have a tough choice between Fisher and Dee Milliner, the Lions have the easy part of taking whichever one the Eagles don’t.

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      Thanks Josh, and that’s a great way of putting it from the Lions perspective. I have a feeling Philly will take Fisher and then the Lions will scoop up Milliner.

      • Ronald Zambori

        I have a feeling Philly will take Fisher and the Lions will scoop up Ansah!