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I really think we need to think about acquiring/drafting a WR this offseason....
Broyles just tore his ACL in his right knee, and tore his ACL in his left knee in college. I'm skepitcal about a receiver playing on 2 bad knees.
Titus is gone.
Burleson broke his leg and is old.
We can't go to Calvin 20 times a game and expect to win. Gotta have other weapons and right now our #3 guy is Brian Robiske....
I like Robert Woods out of USC a lot. I also like Marquess Wilson out of Washington State, but I'm partial to WRs with size rather than 5'10'' guys. The WR free agnets aren't too enticing besides guys that Detroit has no shot at and will be resigned (Greg Jennings, Wes Welker, and Mike Wallace). Kevin Ogletree is a possibility.
If he fell a little in the draft, I think Woods is our man.
Matt Millen how ya been bro?
I don't think they should go WR with the first pick when there are so many other areas of need, but they should definitely get one with the 2nd or 3rd pick. I think they need to find a slot receiver kinda guy who can move the chains and get open underneath. Calvin is the deep threat, but the Lions need a Danny Amendola kinda guy on the roster.
We don't need to draft one early but receiver depth is a major issue going forward. I actually think a small quick guy would be perfect for Stafford.
We can wait till late to get one
just for fun.....
M. Williams---------Round 1-------Pick 10-------- 44 catches with lions / major bust
No WR Taken.
C. Johnson-------Round 1------- Pick 2-------- Top 4 WR in league
K. Moore---------Round 5--------Pick 136--------- 0 catches as a lion. small bust?
D. Williams-------Round 3-------Pick 82---------big bust
T. Toon-----------Round 7-------Pick 255---------who cares
T. Young Sr.-----Round 2-------Pick 44---------- headcase / not with team / bust?
R. Broyles-------Round 2-------Pick 54---------- showed flashes / tore ACL in both knees......
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
Gosh, Broyles looked so good this year too. I have big hope that he can come back. I mean, look at a guy like Garrison Hearst, he blew an ACL 3 times (2 on one knee, one on the other) and he was still a very good back, and that was 10 years ago. I think Broyles can do it.
7 wide receivers taken in first 3 rounds of the past 10 drafts. Just three are on the roster and one's going to be cut after the season (even worse considering Detroit is a passing team). The fact that Detroit is thin at receiver after all of that is a major reason why Detroit has struggled so much.
Even if we assume Broyles is healthy, they'll need to find one or two more receivers. Mike Thomas looked terrible on Sunday when Detroit needed him to step up.
If they draft one at all they better wait until the 5,6,7th rounds. They have many other glaring needs namely on defense. They need DE, LB, CB, S help desperately.
A man's gotta eat!
Exactly. He dropped a pretty key touchdown pass. I think Thomas is just a return man trying to play receiver.
I just think off great teams and their receiving core. The Packers have Jennings, Nelson, Cobb, Jones. The Falcons have Julio Jones and Roddy White. The Lions need a good #2 guy. I think the needs on defense are more pressing but I could see us taking a receiver in the 3rd round.
Personally I think we should trade Suh for a couple high round picks this offseason and fill 3-4 holes in the cap space that would give us. Receiver being one of those holes.
Has anyone seen anyone in college play this year that stands out as a possible late-mid round steal at WR?
You're right. However we'll probably go with a defensive lineman instead.
Would love Tarvarres King out of GA at 6-1 190.
Mosley or Ogletree in Round 1
TJ McDonald or Desmond Trufant Round 2
OT or DE Round 3
Mathieu/KR/PR Round 4
DE/CB/S rest of the way.Could end up with J5 who is a 6th rounder on CBS right now, but he would be best in a disciplined system
You already have Calvin, all u need is a one dimensional WR that can catch and another cheapo WR that's a speed threat.
I agree with some of this. I'd love to see:
Rd3. a WR.
Woods will probably be gone by the 3rd round. But guys I like there that could be available are Da'Rick Rogers of Tennessee, Tavarres King of Georgia, and Cobi Hamilton of Arkansas
I also think Mathieu will be long gone by the 4th round.
Actually, I think it is 9 WR in the last 10 drafts. 2004 had Roy Williams and 2003 was Rogers.
If we can trick Coach Krzyzewski into saying his own name backwards, perhaps he will be pushed back to the fifth dimension
This is EXACTLY how I feel. Desmond Trufant will be a special player in the league, and nobody needs a special CB moreso than your very own Detroit Lions
I should've emphasized the first 3 rounds part
2. R. Williams
3. M. Williams
5. D. Williams
I wasn't including late round picks since they drafted Toone to be a returner.
I agree...........if we're talking about taking a WR in the 6th round. The Lions cannot run the football or stop the pass, but they need a WR in the first 3 rounds......
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I went to the Dawgs board to see what they thought about Olgetree leaving. There was a consensus he was gone (some where posting in VIP for some reason which I couldn't read). I think Mosley is more of a typlical OLB that is just crazy tlaented. Ogletree to me is a bit more raw, but is almost like Clavin at a LB. Just way more athletic than anyone else. I am fine with etiher since we need a playmaker on defense.Suh and Fairley can only do so much on the line.
The Lions shouldn't need to run the football. But when you're #2 and #3 WRs are Mike Thomas and Brian Robiske....
I want another receiver to be the #2, and hope Broyles gets healthy to be the slot guy. And pass it more to Bell out of the backfield and our offense will be great.
Drafting Ogletree and Trufant are two immediate starters that can contribute to the defense.
Lions Pass Offense Rank: 1
Lions Total Offense Rank: 2
Lions Pass Defense Rank:18
Lions Total Defense Rank: 19
Every pick should be defensive.
I'd start by taking Ghoulston.
This post was edited by LoneWolfSparty 19 months ago
Came here to say this.
And then Bennie Fowler?
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