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Chris Galippo, MLB USC- Chirs is a classic case of unfulfilled talent. He was a high school All-American coming out and seemed poised to be the next big time linebacker at USC. He has the good size that Schwartz likes (6'2", 250) but he is stiff and robotic on the field.
As a consequence, his production has suffered. His instincts have also betrayed him at times. The fact that he has been a starter throughout his life also makes him less valuable due to inexperience on special teams.
Robert Marve, MLB Vanderbilt- In many respects Marve is the anti-Galippo. He has good instincts, can cover and might be a decent special teams player. He also is smaller and is not very tough at the point of attack. He may have value as a backup and career special teams player but is probably not worth investing in as a potential project starter.
Marquis Maze, WR/PR Alabama- Maze has talent as a receiver (solid hands and good body control) and as a punt returner (something the Lions sorely need). He is smaller and not suited for anything beyond playing the slot in the NFL. Buyer beware his yards per catch average is about the same as his punt return average (around 12 yards per). There will be questions about his durability as well.
Eddie Whitley, S Virginia Tech- Eddie has got some good skills. The problem is that he doesn't do well what the Lions ask their safeties to do. Lions safeties must diagnose quickly and move to make plays. This includes frequently coming up in run support. For all his athletic talents, Eddie does not diagnose and react particularly well and he is shy to put his nose in against a ball carrier.
Cliff Harris, CB Oregon- Cliff Harris has all the on-field skills that the Lions would love out of a cornerback. He is very good in man to man coverage and despite his size (only 180lbs) he's willing in the run game.
If only his life was all on the field. Cliff had multiple incidents off the field which resulted in his expulsion from the Ducks team. The last straw was being caught for pot possesion. If slide number one has taught us anything, it's that pot smokers and the Lions don't mix. Just ask Charles Rogers.