Well I was content with the lions picks so far. That was untill they just picked up Aaron Brown. He wasn't that good when he was at TCU that I know of. His stats aren't amazing. This is the pick that confuses me from Detroit. Your defense is the worst in the league (Pretty sure thats right anyways), yet you decide to draft a RB. I don't get it. He may be a fine RB, but you could use anything on defense pretty much. Anybody with me on this?
Really? Aaron Brown? RB? Really?
I am a Bears fan not a Lions fan but Aaron Brown is not a bad back. He had a few good games - if I remember right, he had a great bowl game.
I dunno. I don't necessarily understand it, but do you really think that someone in the late 6th was going to help this defense? This draft isn't very good. I'm pretty sure the rest of these picks aren't going to matter a whole lot. This was going to take at least two years of drafting at least anyway. If it pans out we do at least need another RB. Can we cut Calhoun finally?
I don't necessarilly think that the guys you get now are a big deal anyways, but still. You could get lucky with a defensive guy. The defense is bad enough that I would take a chance with a defensive guy and hope for the best. They can take anything they can get. A decent second running back is nice and all, but not as nice as a decent defender.
Yeah, but a lot of the guys I saw local guys clamoring for seem to be on the board still. Hell they might not even get drafted. We've got a few 7th round picks, I think it will all be about the same thing. Whether they picked them with that 6th round pick, or one of the 7ths.
The coaching staff seems to not like the players left available. They've traded their pick from the top of the 7th now too.(edit. no they didn't. I don't know what the hell I'm talking about.)
Sixth round picks don't do shit in the NFL.
PS, would have responded sooner but was busy banging my supermodel wife.
Ah yes, the Pat White argument. Star ratings mean nothing right?
Apples and oranges argument. Obviously star ratings matter but the NFL draft works differently than college recruiting (each team is only alotted a certain amount of picks a year and everybody waits their turn). High picks tend to get you better players than late round picks, but there is no reason for the Lions not to try to improve their abysmal defense when there are plenty of late round guys who are productive pros, rather than taking a flyer on a guy who wasn't even the go-to RB at TCU.
You're using one example to disprove a trend. It's not apples and oranges at all.
Plus, they have 3 7th round picks. It's all the same at the end of the draft.
Did you hear? Tony Romo was undrafted. The success rate of draft picks in later rounds is abysmal. So I think it's pretty silly to crush the lions over picking a RB in the late 6th round, a backup RB being a position of need, and then saying Tom Brady was picked in the 6th so we should be looking for our DT for the next ten years, because it's happened a time or two before.
Wasn't trying to "disprove a trend." I readily admit (and did in last post) that most late round picks don't pan out. Merely pointing out that some (I'm sure somebody here could compile a pretty long list) do, therefore there is no reason for the Lions to give up on trying to help their horrendous defense. If anything they could create competition on the depth chart or practice squad. Instead they took a guy who was a back-up RB at a non-BCS school. Seems questionable to me.
Besides, the Lions were crushed long before I posted this so I don't feel too bad.
Pretty much what I was getting at right here. They might as well take a shot at a defensive guy that they can upgrade a little easier than randomly take a shot at a subpar TCU RB. That's all I'm saying.
I also see that we got another olb and an OT in the 7th round so far. I'm happy to see they are at least trying now.
Lets see Ernie Sims and just traded for Julian Petersen-Why do we need an OLB? This team needs middle LBs and two were setting on the board at #33 and they took a safety!
Traded first pick of third round to Jets so they could take Greene do the Lions have a bruising RB for short yardage and goal line situations.
So let's recap- 2 TEs, 2 RS (return specialist), a QB who won't see the field next year because of a terrible O line, 2 OLBs, a DT project from where?, O line in 7th round quite possibly the weakest area of the team and they wait until the seventh round after guaranteeing a QB $41,000,000!, and a safety.
Aren't games won in the trenches and isn't that an area the Lions SUCK at? Yet, they virtually ignored the O and D line. Good thing I gave up on this team years ago!
While Brady, Terrell Davis, etc. were the rare superstars from the 6th round, at that point teams are probably just drafting on the guys they know/have some information on. I suspect that this kid was someone they had a decent scouting report on, thought he might fill a need, and didn't rate out any worse than the available defensive guys. If there is anything to complain about here, it would probably be Pettigrew (?) at 20 instead of a defensive player. But even then, it looks like the Lions are marginally more competent than years before, so hopefully that will translate to some wins in the coming years.
Maybe I'm crazy but he may become a better return man than Aveion Cason. I'd rather see Cason cut because he is a terrible RB.
Hey, Brown won the Heisman in my online dynasty on NCAA '09, he must be good.
Drew Willy from Buffalo won it on mine. Why did the Lions draft Stafford when a talent like Willy is available as an undrafted free agent?
Mine too! He ended the season with nearly 50 rushing touchdowns.
Slant 18 against man defense, count it
so so tired of the "really?" line.
Really? Nobody ever uses it and it's new, fresh, and exciting.
I mean, really?
had him as the no. 3 running back in the draft (I think it was SI...). Anyway, they were probably higher on him than they should have been, but he must have shown them SOMETHING.
Anyway, i hate the lions and hope they go 0-16 again. I take that back, i like the lions and hope they go 0-16 again. I like how kindly they provide 2 wins to the Packers and want that to continue.