John Penisini

John Penisini

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Height/Weight: 6' 1"/318 lbs
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College: Utah
Draft: 2020 6th round (18th pick) by the
  • 5 NFL Draft 'Crushes' for Detroit Lions
    Sports Illustrated Detroit Lions News, Analysis and More

    5 NFL Draft 'Crushes' for Detroit Lions

    It is a little past Valentine's Day, but nonetheless, I have a list of five players that I really like in this year's draft class, which I'm going to label as my top five draft "crushes." These are five players who I believe will star in the National Football League. As a former special teams scout, special teams are very near and dear to my heart.

  • MOCK DRAFT WATCH: Experts split on what Lions should do with 7th pick
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    MOCK DRAFT WATCH: Experts split on what Lions should do with 7th pick

    Chad Reuter, NFL.com: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State Why: Parsons should be Dan Campbell's type of player: aggressive, fast and tough, whether chasing down quarterbacks in the pocket or ball-carriers trying to get to the sideline. Round 2: Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State Round 3: Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue Round 4: Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M Adam Rank, NFL.com: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State Why: I know you just traded for Jared Goff. But he's regressed the last couple of years ...

  • Mailbag: Will Brad Holmes Nail First Draft as Lions GM?
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    Mailbag: Will Brad Holmes Nail First Draft as Lions GM?

    The tackle class is also deep, and the Lions should take advantage, if they don’t select one in the first round -- more on that later. The media perception of players and the NFL’s evaluation are usually a little different. There is always a possibility of teams grabbing players who are considered a reach by the media.