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Time to make a confession."Now that we’re less than two weeks away from the NFL Draft Color Rush Amani Oruwariye Jersey , it’s a good time to take a look inward and remind yourself that we often know nothing. For as much research as we do into the NFL Draft, there are countless example from literally anyone in which their detailed scouting report or or their draft projections were wildly off.We fall in love with a prospect or claim that someone shouldn’t go until the sixth round of the draft, then they go on to have a completely surprising career.We shouldn’t run from our mistakes, we should celebrate them and learn from then. Use that experience to constantly remind yourself that while we may feel confident about our scouting process, there’s always a pretty darn good chance we’re going to look like an idiot on draft day and beyond.So let’s celebrate our mistakes with today’s Question of the Day:What NFL Draft prospect did you end up getting completely wrong?My answer: T.J. Clemmings.Back in 2015, I took Clemmings in our POD Community Mock Draft. I passed up on the likes of Todd Gurley, Marcus Peters, and Byron Jones.I made the fatal mistake of believing too much in potential and not enough in actual results. Taking a developmental tackle new to the position was way too big of a risk for the 23rd overall pick, and NFL teams knew it. In reality, Clemmings wasn’t selected until the fourth round. He only lasted two years with the Vikings, then spent a couple years bouncing around the league as depth. As of today, he is a free agent. Your turn.Tweets from In a season where the Detroit Lions and their tight ends failed to make any impression whatsoever on the gridiron Cheap Amani Oruwariye Jersey , Luke Willson somehow became the least noticeable of the lot. The Lions, of course, annihilated their tight end corps during the last offseason, dumping Eric Ebron so he could go on to have a record-setting year in Indianapolis, and Darren Fells so he could do whatever he did this year. In their place remained Michael Roberts, who was quickly glued together with free agents Levine Toilolo and Luke Willson.Did it work? Reader, I assure you it did not.General manager Bob Quinn has admitted by now that the position was the scraps of a failed run to procure talent. It’s well expected that we’ll see a massive overhaul at the position before the 2019 season starts, barring another strikeout by Quinn in this area.Expectations before 2018With the tight end position needing to rebuild overnight, Willson, signed by the team for $2.5 million, was expected to provide at least a serviceable weapon for Matthew Stafford. Willson himself said he didn’t want to be pigeonholed into a given role, and it would seem the Lions agreed; they needed Willson to play a jack-of-all-trades role at tight end.However Amani Oruwariye Jersey Womens , given the lack of options available for Detroit, it would be hard to fault one for believing Willson may have become the starting option at tight end. He had starter experience, having filled in for Zach Miller early in his career, and reports out of training camp indicated that Willson was in a comfortable position to lead the pack.Actual role in 20182018 stats: 14 games (8 starts): 13 receptions, 87 yards (no touchdowns)PFF Grade: 55.3 (ranked 58th)Whatever Willson is capable of as an offensive weapon, however modest, 2018 did not prove to be a year where this potential was tapped. Willson averaged only 6.2 receiving yards per game, the lowest of his career (he averaged 9.6 in 2017 and double-digit yards every season prior). He failed to break 100 yards for the season and offered no touchdowns, both career firsts.Part of his disappointing 2018 season may be a lack of use. Willson was rarely targeted, with only two games where he was targeted more than twice. In the second half of the year, prior to Willson’s brain injury, the Lions selected Roberts and Toilolo more for passing options.In blocking Amani Oruwariye Detroit Lions Jersey , Willson saw little use. He was on the field on just 31 snaps in a pass blocking role, compared to 455 blocking snaps for Toilolo.Outlook for 2019Contract status: Unrestricted free agentUsage seems to indicate the Lions are not likely to bring Willson back for 2019. Quinn’s statements about striking out on tight end free agents seems to also indicate that Willson was not a top option for the team, and performance and use may reinforce that.Of the existing tight ends, whatever use Willson may have served was upended by Toilolo and, to a lesser extent, Roberts. He became the odd-man-out, never quite filling the yawning abyss the Lions left for themselves at the position.It’s hard to envision Willson coming back given abysmal use by the coaching staff, but the possibility remains he could be looked into for a backup role, or leaned on for another contract if the Lions strike out on free agent signings again. Willson’s future in Detroit is further complicated by the addition of new offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who knows what Willson is capable and how to use him.Whether Willson would want to take such a paycut or accept this reduced role—particularly at age 29—remains to be seen.


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