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I know this is getting repetitive, but we're STILL waiting for a list of who you think should have been drafted. Instead all you do is complain that their draft sucked.
If you complain about the Lion's draft this year, I want to see a list, on Sunday or Monday, of who should have been taken instead. Then we'll see who did a better job, the team, or a guy on his couch.
I don't get it, is cool ICE pretending that he didn't like the Reiff pick?
I am spot on with my definition of spot on.
"Come and take them"
THis game was posted a while ago, but they updated the mock drafts and the AI so it's a little more realistic. Good time waster.
Round 1 Pick 5: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan (A)
Round 2 Pick 8 (TENN): David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State (B+)
Round 3 Pick 3: Corey Lemonier, DE, Auburn (B+)
Round 3 Pick 8 (TENN): Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Mississippi (A-)
Round 4 Pick 35 (COMP): Barrett Jones, C, Alabama (A)
Round 5 Pick 4: Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma (A)
Round 6 Pick 3: Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State (B-)
Round 7 Pick 5: Jonathan Stewart, ILB, Texas A&M (A)
Round 7 Pick 39 (COMP): Onterio McCalebb, RB, Auburn (B)
This is how I'd draft for the Lions.
Most of the stuff I have read Fisher will not be there the first round, and again, the need to pick an OT so high is because of the bad draft last year, just angers me. It will be interesting to see if they go OT here, especially if the top 2 are already gone, or if they go way of a Milliner.
So.....what say you? I see a meltdown on the "Official" thread.
Personally I don't hate the pick. The 3 OT's went, they weren't going to take Milliner there, and trading isn't as easy as it is in your fantasy football league, it is a position of need so let's go. I am not a fan that he is a project, but it is what it is.
I like the pick. He has a chance to be all pro.
"All pro in 3 years or on the street"-Mayock. Personally I wouldn't want such a range in my top pick.
"What is green and white and red all over? The Spartans pounding their chests after this bloodbath" -Mitch Albom 11/2/13
Just like the Lions to screw up another pick. Thats why we will never see a championship in Detroit.
That is a little scary analysis.
At least they didn't pick Austin!
Could you imagine the Lions offense with Austin, Megatron, Bush, Stafford, Burleson, Scheffler, and Broyles?
Lol glass half full. Hopefully Ansah works out for them.
Looks like the OP was right all along
ESPN NFC North analyst Kevin Seifert advises you to 'shield your eyes' from the 2011 NFL draft. He's talking about the entire NFC North, of course, but it's particularly a good idea if you're a Detroit Lions fan, we're guessing.
What a negative and moronic review. Leshoure was not drafted to be an explosive back. He's a power runner. Fairley is on his way to be a very fine DT. He's right about the rest of the draft. Damn shame about Young. He had a lot of potential.
I'd like to see the drafts of the Lions compared to other teams. People seem to forget that the Lions aren't the worst team at drafting though they're not the best either.
Additionally, roster moves do not just involve the draft -- they involve free agency.
The Lions nailed it in free agency this year. The acquisitions of Glover Quin and Reggie Bush are like drafting two great players at positions of need.
Titus was really the bust of this class. Fairley has looked pretty damn good when healthy and Leshoure was okay considering how shitty the OL was in run blocking.
The worst part of that draft was that the Lions only had 5 picks. You can't expect a 7th round choice to make the roster, and it's only somewhat disappointing that a 5th round choice is no longer on the roster (certainly can't expect a player taken there to be a starter, maybe a special teams player and backup). The one true bust is Young, but that's just one out of three selections that should be starters, and the other two top choices are still starters. If Young Sr. doesn't go off the deep end, the Lions are getting what should be expected from that draft.
Maybe the Oakland Raiders have been as bad. Cleveland sucks too.
To put Titus Young into perspective, he's not even close to being the Lion's biggest 2nd round bust in the last decade. Jordan Dizon and Ikema A Francis both did much less in their careers. Dizon and Francis were huge reaches in the 2nd too, Dizon was listed as a 4th to 7th round on most sites, and Francis a 3rd to 5th. When the Lions selected Dizon, I just about put a hole through my TV. I knew exactly who he was, he was an undersized MLB who made up for it by being extremely slow.
Dizon also had some off the field issues, if I am not mistaken.
They gave up a pick to move up to get Leshour. So they really had 6.
Good thing Leshoure is still on the team then. And is at least the co-starter at RB (when really no NFL team should be trying to rely on just one RB). Not bad for converting a 3rd and a 4th round choices.
Fairley is playing at a high enough level that Det let Corey Williams and Sammy Hill walk, and both of those guys are solid NFL DTs.
Folks, Lot of Martin Mayhew slappies on this board. I can see Ford canning him if the Lions falter like last year. He's on a short leash. Here's a story about how the Lions draft has done.
As many of you have pointed out, the release of Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young pretty much wrapped up the Have at It debates we generated a few
What I see out of the first 3 rounds (since day 3 is far harder to predict hits/misses) there are a ton of injuries. Delmas, Best, Leshoure, Fairley all suffering injuries at some point although all have started at some point and done okay. Stafford, Pettigrew, Suh, and Levy have all started multiple years. Titus was really the real mindfuck and you really can't blame Mayhew on his total meltdown, nobody could have predicted that. He had an okay season in 2011 as a #2-3 receiver.
Too early to judge the latest drafts but we have Reiff starting at LT and Broyles looked good in limited time. Bentley looked okay but again, injuries hurt him.
Looking at later rounds, solid contributors have been Willie Young, Sammie Hill, and Jonte Green. Fox is fighting for a starting spot after a bunch of injuries.
Mayhew has also done a pretty solid job in FA. I see Schwartz getting canned before Mayhew imo.
Don't point that out. People round here don't like it when someone mentions Mayhew's drafts.
This post was edited by tig ol bitties1 11 months ago
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