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The tournament for the best name on the Detroit Lions roster is here." Detroit Lions Name Bracket Tournament2019 Detroit Lions Name Bracket Tournament: The FieldNew Eli Harold Jersey ,30commentsThe tournament for the best name on the Detroit Lions roster is here. EDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:2019 Detroit Lions Name Bracket Tournament: The FieldTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailThe NHL and NBA Finals are done. The Detroit Lions have completed their offseason training programs. The Detroit Tigers are... well, the Detroit Tigers. Some would call this stretch between mid-June and late July the worst stretch in professional sports.Those idiots would be dead wrong. Those bags of meat have never heard of the Detroit Lions Name Bracket tournament. Ever since 2016, we here at Pride of Detroit have attempted to find the best name on the roster. It all began with Deadspin’s Name of the Year Bracket, which included former Lions tackle LaAdrian Waddle. I, personally, took umbrage with Waddle’s inclusion in the tournament, not because it was a bad name, but because I thought there were other players on the Lions roster at the time with a better name. So we put on our own tournament Ricky Wagner Jersey , and I was proven correct. Ezekiel Ansah was the first winner of the contest, and since that fateful tournament, things have spiraled out of control. There has been recruiting, poll hacking and controversies since that inaugural year, but that’s half the fun. It’s a meaningless tournament meant to provide some entertainment while the good sports are quiet. Here are our four winners of the tournament in the past. 2018: Quandre Diggs2017: Storm Norton2016: Jace Billingsley 2015: Ezekiel AnsahNow we enter unfamiliar territory in the 2019 Name Bracket Tournament. In 2015, the Name Bracket Finals was between two names: Ezekiel Ansah and Golden Tate. For all four years, those two name have carried high seeds and high expectations going into the tournament. Now those two have been spared of the tournament. They rest easy in Seattle and New York, free of name judgment. Free of name terror. Throw in 2016 Name Bracket Champion Jace Billingsley Anthony Zettel Jersey , and this tournament is now missing three one-seeds from last year’s bracket.So who will arise in their absence? Who will be subjected to the gauntlet and controversy that is the Name Bracket Tournament? Here is a look at the 2019 Detroit Lions Name Bracket.If you’re wondering about methodology, it’s simple. I cut the roster from 89 to the best 64 names. From there, based on my own personal preference, I seeded each name one to 16. Then I randomly placed each seed into a region. That's’ it.New to Name Bracket Tournaments? Here’s what happens next. In the next day or two, I’ll break down one of the four regions and each first-round matchup. There will be polls for each matchup that will determine the winner. The first round we’ll split into four posts. The second round will be split into two posts. Then we’ll have the Sweet 16, Elite Eight, Final Four and Championship in separate posts. Alright, who do you like in this year’s field? The Lions are on deck."The Detroit Lions are on deck in our Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft. Two quarterbacks are off the board Miles Killebrew Jersey , and there is plenty of talent still available.But before Kent Lee Platte can go run up his card for the Lions, he must wait for the Jacksonville Jaguars to make their pick. Commenter Big.Al is acting as general manager for the Jags, and he’s got a lot of needs to fill so that Jacksonville can bounce back following a very disappointing 2018 season.So with the seventh pick in the POD Community Mock Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars have selected... Florida offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor. Here’s Big.Al with his explanation:“The Jags overpaid added Nick Foles in free agency to address the QB position and with new OC John DeFilippo that might actually work. Add in that both of the first-round talents at the position are already gone here, and we can write off QB. So where are the holes on this roster? While the WR corps isn’t great, there are enough pieces to work with, especially once Marqise Lee is fully recovered from his torn ACL. The offense could still use a playmaker, but the offensive line is in need of an upgrade or two. Injuries derailed a unit that was productive in 2017 Nick Bellore Jersey , so at the very least, having someone talented waiting in the wings will be a boon. That said, Jawaan Taylor isn’t going to sit on the bench behind the likes of Will Richardson and Cedric Ogbuehi. He should be able to step in from day 1 and shore up the right side of this OL.Looking at the board as it fell, I was hoping Quinnen Williams would make it a couple more picks and if he was here at 7, he’d be the pick. I even considered Ed Oliver since he’s basically exactly what the defense is missing in a pass-rushing 3T since Malik Jackson signed with Philadelphia in Free Agency. Other positions worthy of consideration were OG, FS, TE and/or WR. Marrying positional talent and need with the draft spot, my only other considerations besides Oliver were D.K. Metcalf T.J. Jones Jersey , Jonah Williams, and T.J. Hockenson. At the end of the day, this defense is good enough to contend if the offense gets its act together, and pass catchers aren’t going to make as big of an impact on the offense if Foles can’t stay upright.”


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