The Clemson pass rusher’s fall stops here."From January to April http://www.lionslockerroom.com/authentic-a_shawn-robinson-jersey , there’s always a handful of prospects that seem to fall in mock drafts for no apparent reason. Some would argue that there’s more information out there and player slip into where they should’ve belonged all along. Others would argue it’s just groupthink among draft analysts.One example of that is Clemson edge defender Clelin Ferrell, who was once considered a likely pick for the Detroit Lions at eight. However, in our Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft, Ferrell has fallen all the way to 15. Well, the fall stops here. Acting Washington general manager SeeBeeRuss has selected Ferrell with the 15th overall pick. Here’s why:“Drafting for the Washington Redskins has proven to be a frustrating proposition. After a 7-9 2018 campaign, there are multiple positions that need to be addressed; none that are easily solved with one draft class or in free agency.QB of the future? The most promising prospects are already gone. WR? This draft is too deep to take one at 15. ILB, CB Teez Tabor Jersey White , and LG are also needs, but not at the top of the list. So, after a trip to the Hawk ‘n’ Dove to get the pulse of the fanbase (and a cold pint) I present to you Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson.This is by far the most boring player I have ever watched. All Ferrell does is show up game after game and play consistently well. Measuring in at 6-foot-5, 260 pounds, he sets the edge as a run stopper and has the quickness to rush QBs Jake Rudock Jersey , as his 11.5 sacks in 2018 set a career high. His tackles took a bit of a dip mainly due to opponents sliding help his way, however he still won the Ted Hendricks Award as college football’s best DE.This may not be the flashiest selection I could have made, but bolstering a frontend of a defense is one of the quickest ways a team can turn things around. Looking at his overall career at Clemson, as well as his NFL Combine showing, Ferrell should be a day one starter and a player to watch for years.”Catch up on all of the picks with our Community Mock Draft Tracker. DETROIT (AP) — Wally Triplett, the trailblazing running back who was one of the first African-Americans drafted by an NFL team, has died. He was 92.The Detroit Lions and Penn State announced Triplett’s death Thursday. Triplett was the third African-American selected in the 1949 draft Matt Prater Jersey White , but he was the first of those draftees to play in a regular-season game. He played in 24 games for the Lions and Chicago Cardinals.Triplett was also the first African-American to start for Penn State, and in 1948, he and teammate Dennie Hoggard became the first African-Americans to play in the Cotton Bowl .“This is a tremendous loss for not only our football program, but the Penn State community as a whole,” Penn State coach James Franklin said in a statement. “Wally was a trailblazer as the first African-American to be drafted and play in the NFL, and his influence continues to live on. He had a profound effect on me and the team when he visited in 2015 and shared valuable lessons from his life story and ability to overcome.”Triplett was inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame this year, and his appearance in that game is part of Penn State lore. According to the school Trey Flowers Jersey White , the team was asked to consider the possibility of leaving Triplett and Hoggard at home for the game in then-segregated Dallas. Teammates responded by saying: “We are Penn State, there will be no meetings” — a reference to a previous Penn State team that voted to cancel a game at segregated Miami.The story remains an important part of Penn State history, especially given the school’s well-known “We Are” moniker.Triplett was drafted by the Lions in the 19th round in 1949. He played in 18 games for Detroit from 1949-50. On Oct. 29, 1950, against the Los Angeles Rams, he had 294 yards on four kickoff returns, an NFL record that lasted until 1994.“As the first African-American to be drafted and to play in the National Football League http://www.lionslockerroom.com/authentic-levine-toilolo-jersey , Wally is one of the true trailblazers in American sports history. He resides among the great men who helped reshape the game as they faced the challenges of segregation and discrimination,” the Lions said in a statement. “His contributions date back to his days at Penn State as the Nittany Lions‘ first African-American starter and varsity letter winner, highlighted by his appearance in the first integrated Cotton Bowl. Wally’s legacy also reaches beyond breaking color barriers, having served in the United States Army during the Korean War.”George Taliaferro was the first black player drafted in the NFL when he went six rounds before Triplett in 1949. Taliaferro also died recently .