Now that the Lions have settled on a coach, the next decision is what to do with the first overall selection in the 2009 NFL draft. I think Michael Crabtree has more upside and Jeremy Maclin may be more steady. Percy Harvin would be more of a longshot, but could help the return game. Thoughts?
OT: Crabtree or Maclin
DeSean and Sproles show what little-guy speed does...I'd take Harvin over any other WR in this draft. Also, I wouldn't take a WR before the 15th pick.
How about acquiring the Bengals or Lions 2010 1st rounder at whatever cost so you could get Taylor Mays:
this hasn't been done before. the 80's called they want their bit back. (yeah its so old and bad it time traveled.)
When I posted this on telephone poles back in the 80's, it just left people confused because Mark Nichols was the only highly drafted receiver and nobody knew who Maclin or Crabtree were. This bit seems more timely now.
If the Lions don't draft Michael Oher or Andre Smith, God save the Queen.
Guy's a beast. Smith or another top OL isn't a bad idea, though. Just don't pick Stafford or another goddamn WR.
I believe the only way this team will turn around is going defensive. The Steelers D for the #1 pick and Culpepper.
Trade down and take both. Can't have too many receivers. Aren't there any more out-of-shape malcontents with failed lawsuits against the NFL?
I suppose if I just HAVE to choose, I only have one question: which one smokes more weed? The Lions should take that one, so they can kick him off the team next March and need another receiver in 2010.
I am loathe to use formulas, but something like:
Desirability = lawsuits filed X weed smoked X ego size
There have been very few great teams in recent years who have had poor offensive lines. The Lions need to build from the inside out, starting with the interior line and moving onward to skill players.
Gotta go Crabtree #1....he'll go quick. Then maybe they can pick up Harvin as a slot guy with their other pick in the first round. Maybe Maclin will slide to the 2nd round? It's risky but can you imagine how many Super Bowls they will win win this at WR?:
Percy Harvin as the slot dude / RB
Look out NFL!!
It can be like sandlot football. With a few rule changes, the Lions could invent the guard eligible play.
The amazing thing, put aside the stupidity of invest 4 picks in 5 years at WR, is that they also drafted shitty wide receivers (jury is out on Johnson, obvs.).
Rogers and Mike Williams were definately shitty. Roy Williams displayed some onfield talent. We shall see with Johnson. If you are going to overdraft at a positiion, I like the strategy selecting guys who will washout. You save on salary and don't have the issue of players bitching about playing time.