It’s been a long wait but we are getting closer and closer to getting to see Michigan take on Michigan State on the basketball court for the first time this season.
The first of two regular-season matchups between the rivals will take place at Michigan on February 24th. According to Caesars in Las Vegas, the Wolverines have opened as a 3.5 point favorite over the Spartans.
On March 9th, the two teams will go head to head at the Breslin Center and Michigan State is currently a 4 point favorite in that matchup.
Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans do not square off until February 24th and again on March 9th, but the bookmakers at Caesars Palace already have lines up. Wolverines -3.5 at home vs Sparty and +4 on the road!#GoBlue #GoGreen @lindetrain @chengelis @971theticketxyt pic.twitter.com/3IorVVENXC
— Johnny Detroit (@Johnny_Detroit) February 6, 2019
Nation, where will you be putting your money?
Drysdale: Full Detroit Lions 2019 ‘Perfect’ NFL Mock Draft Vol. 1
Polar Vortex 2019!
What better time than to write up my first full Detroit Lions 2019 NFL Mock Draft?
Let me begin by saying these mock drafts are extremely fluid as free agency will play a huge role in what direction Lions’ GM Bob Quinn decides to go in the NFL Draft.
For example, I personally believe that acquiring an edge rusher should be the number one priority this offseason and I would have to believe that Quinn agrees with that. But if he goes out and signs a big name DE such as Trey Flowers out of New England (yes, please!), the chances of the Lions drafting an edge rusher with their No. 8 pick in the first round would drop, though it is still possible.
This volume of my full Detroit Lions mock draft focusses on what the current needs are at this moment in time as if not a single free agent is signed.
So, with that understood, let’s take a look at Vol. 1 of my full Detroit Lions 2019 ‘Perfect’ NFL Mock Draft.
Round 1 (No. 8 overall) Rashan Gary (DL) – Michigan
Despite not having as much production as many projected him to have at the college level, Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary is the real deal and I have no doubt that he will be a top 10 pick. Gary would fit in beautifully with what Matt Patricia wants to do with the Lions’ defense and if he is available at No. 8, Bob Quinn should not hesitate to pull the trigger.
From The Draft Network:
Rashan Gary is a versatile defender with the needed abilities to be a disruptive force working from 3T. Gary has the ability to set the edge vs. the run and can be worked on the outside sparingly, although his pass rush skills are best utilized in scenarios that allow him to play with linear angles and with his hips aligned behind his pads to optimize his power and quickness.
To read the rest of the mock draft, please click on the link below.