Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Cue the meltdown?
...it could have been Tavon Austin
The ONE player I didn't want them to take. Classic Lions...ugh
happy now Ziggy.
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOU FOOLS!!!
Stupid pick by the Lions.
Fuck off Lions, fuck off long and hard.
The Lions have been fucked since Barry Sanders left. There is no hope for the Lions. I gave up years ago, much more pleasant and productive Sundays.
Hate to say it - they weren't that good with Sanders. The team has been messed up for decades, but I'm not going to bury them quite yet for this pick. Their defensive player drafting has been decent the past couple of years - Suh, Fairley, Delmas until he got hurt. There were no offensive linemen left, so might as well take a kid with a bunch of potential.
but ever since I started following them like 8 years ago, it seems like they always screw up the draft somehow. Why do they keep doing this to themselves? Who is advising people on these picks?
Don't mind that pick at all.
I think Tavon Austin might actually be bigger...
Then again, the Lions did get the best soccer player in the draft.
becomes a solid ass #1 corner for another team, i'm gonna shake my fist at the football gods.
But will you also shake your fist when he blows out a shoulder?
This is why the lions suck every year
Okay Ziggy, now read all of our comments and get pissed and fuck up the other teams quarterbacks
Ziggy Ziggy Ziggy can't you see?
The lack of pictures of theses guy's girlfriends is upsetting.
Prediction for Stafford next year:
Don't know much about him.
Look what people were saying about Hoke though and look at him and us now.
Give Ziggy a chance.
I don't get why people are killing this pick. They need a pass rush, and with the top tackles off the board and no good DBs at #5, why not take a chance on an uber-athletic kid? JPP is the clear analog, but even if he is only 75% to that level would be an upgrade. I care more about how the Lions draft in the next couple of rounds, but Ziggy isn't a horrible pick IME.
No good DB's? Dee Milliner ring a bell?
I like Dee Milliner and would of been happy , but he is no patrick peterson or Moris Claborne. There is a reason he hasnt been drafted yet
I wanted Milliner.
Milliner is a stretch at 5 IME. He's had an injury history, and while he looked good for Alabama at times, he doesn't seem like an elite DB compared to guys in the past - like Patterson and Claiborne. He's got a pretty lengthy injury history for a kid - hernia, shoulder problems, leg soreness, etc. Plus, and I mean this will all due respect, people around here may be overrating him a bit given how he looked against UM in the game. As we learned later on this year, the passing game was kind of a mess with Denard at the helm, so perhaps a bit of his dominance was due to some poor throws.
I didn't hear about injuries.
I think he's a good back, but reading about all those injuries scares me, even if none seem like consistent career killers. And heck he might be fine. It's always a gamble.
You don't think it's odd that all of the news about his injuries came out a day or two before the draft? D.J. Fluker "taking money" didn't hurt him. Watch the kid on the field, he can play.
I'm not questioning that he's a good player, but torn labrums and hernias are also troubling because they are the types of injuries that could affect his playing early on. The injuries were known during his college career, but just took on additional significance as the draft approached and more people pointed them out. And I stand by my assertion that he's not a shutdown corner like guys drafted at that position in recent years. He's a very good athlete (one of the best times as a corner at the combine), but he also played on a great defense, which could make him a bit better than he is. With the Lions, you aren't going to have great players everywhere to help out, and if I'm not getting shutdown vibes from the kid that's a bit of a stretch at 5. Ansah is a major reach too, but with all the needs the Lions have I'm fine with a top-notch prospect at DE. Milliner was not going to turn the Lions' defensive woes around.
He wouldn't turn it around, but he's got a much larger sample size than Ansah. I agree with what you said about Milliner playing on a great defense, but is that his fault? How much help does a corner get? Yes, the pass rush is important, but corners have to cover, bottom line.
Not saying Milliner looked bad against us, but we should all remember one of the high points of the Bama game when Gardner burned him to pick up 6.
Destroying picks is a pastime for NFL fans.
But today he was on that only the Lions could really need a tackle in a draft with three good ones and a top five pick....in a year there are no quarterbacks, defensive linemen, running backs, or receivers to go really high.
Now *that* is a good pick. Barkevious Mingo > Ziggy
I thought the Lions were supposed to hire a guy this year to act as a common sense filter for the draft room. I'm guessing it's time to fire him.
Browns with Mingo, hmmmm......... What a weird draft so far.
Ouch. Hope he turns out being a good player.
If we were going with DE, why not Mingo? WTF?
That would feel like a reach pick as well to me. It was a tough spot for the Lions; I'm not sold Ansah is going to be a great pick, but great athletes are always a decent bet.
I hear ya. Just frustrated - was hoping they'd go with Milliner.
I totally feel your pain. But there really weren't great picks there, and I have a soft spot for athletic guys. Plus, a byu kid should be free of off field issues.
Announcing his comeback and why was ziggy wearing 3d glasses from the movies
With that NFL signing bonus money he can afford to buy *working* 3D glasses from the movies.
Just get drafted?
And teams wonder why the Ravens, Patriots, and Packers have good drafts virtually every year.