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Detroit Lions Draft
Not super happy the Lions went TE at #10 last night. I know he's a good player, but definitely not a position of need, nor the best player available at the time.
We know CB is a position of need, but doesn't look like there is a CB prospect worthy of the Lions' second round pick (45th) overall. Seemingly the best CB prospect right now is a guy out of Utah, Keith McGill.
28. Keith McGill, CB, Utah
Hot 100 rank: 58
In addition to his height, McGill (6-foot-3 1/8, 213 pounds) has long arms (33 inches) and big hands (10 inches). He had 37 tackles and 12 pass breakups in 2013 and played well at the Senior Bowl. One question for him is why he didn't have more interceptions at Utah (one in two seasons).
I'm not sold on Mr. McGill but not sure where the Lions will look next.
Who do you WANT the Lions to take in the 2nd round and beyond, and who do you THINK the Lions will actually (inexplicably?) take?
The Lions will select 10th overall in the upcoming 2014 NFL draft. What the Detroit Lions do with that pick will be very important because they have a few holes to fill. The right choice could help the Lions finally get back to the playoffs. When talking about the head coaching vacancies in the NFL, everyone says the Lions job is by far the best one. It will be important for the next coach to come in and start winning right away, because this Lions team is built to win now. This draft could be huge for the new coach, because of the talent and the players they could get to fill some of those holes.
The Detroit Lions need to address certain issues in the draft. I think the biggest needs are at wide receiver, defensive back, outside linebacker, and then offensive line. Most importantly, the Lions need to find someone productive to put opposite of Calvin Johnson. Johnson is a work horse, but he keeps taking a beating and eventually he will start missing more time than he already has. The next most important thing the Lions need to cover is a defensive back. The Lions went out and signed Glover Quin last off-season, which was probably their biggest free agency signing in a while. So the staff knows that they need help in the secondary. They can not just stop with the signing of Quin though, because they still need help in the backfield.
What do you guys think? Who should the Lions draft? Who is the best option? It would be nice if Sammy Watkins would drop to the Lions.
Per Adam Schefter's twitter,
Filed to ESPN: Three way trade -- Eagles get LB Ernie Sims, Lions get TE Tony Scheffler, Broncos get undisclosed draft pick.
My guess is probably around a fourth round pick considering Scheffler was not a high pick.
Don't know how I feel about getting rid of Sims
Why does everyone keep saying the Lions had a shitty draft? They picked the TOP RATED QB, the TOP RATED TE, and THE TOP RATED DB. They picked up a OLB and a DT in the later rounds. They can't fix all the holes at once, and one must realize it is going to take at least another year or so to get all the talent they need to be a legit contender. Overall I think they did great. They can pick up a few OL next year. Then some more defensive players. They did fine and can't wait to see what they do in a few years.
Pettigrew can catch and block. That is the joy of this TE. He can help in the run and in the pass game.