Shariff Floyd still on the board at 23 holy crap!
NFL Draft Day 1 Open Thread
Not any more!
Could not be more thrilled with my Vikes...I almost had a Teo-induced heart attack when the Bears went OLine, but for us to walk out with Floyd and Rhodes, freakin ecstatic
annnnnnnd as soon as I brag to everyone, they try to trade back into the 1st. Fack
On the Pats actually making a pick here rather than getting 3 picks after Brady is retired?
How do you do over-under with a yes or no question?
of the Manti Te'o love fest...........
someone pick him so we can move on
They all should have known the Pats would never draft anyone in the first round.
F'd up 1st round I've ever seen.
shouldn't go for Manti, and I don't even like the Ravens.
At least 1 Big Ten player made it in the first round.
Got unlucky and lost out on 3 franchise o-linemen, and then the rest of the round sapped many of the other quality ot's and db's. Sad day for my lion fandom
So just another day in the life of a Lions fan, right?
It's all that Tayler Lewan kid's fault for not declairing for the draft. What the hell was he thinking??
Wouldn't this have been Tate Forcier's year to enter the draft? In a year when QB talent was pretty thin? What a horrible waste of potential.
Oh yeah, he could of torn it up with all that raw talent. That NFL body out to waste. What a shame.
I guess good news for all of the Lions fans here, but sad for the Bears fans, Emery seems completely incapable of understanding how to work the draft. Back to back years reaching on 1st round picks. I cannot comprehend how you could evaluate players in a way that leads to those decisions. They admitted that if Long was available at 20, that they were going to pick him there.
Seriously??? So the fact that Floyd, Eifert, Trufant, and Ogletree were all still available doesn't make you pause and reconsider your decision? You value Long (and mcclellin last year) so much more than every other player that you won't risk missing him if you trade back? And I would have a very hard time believing that there weren't trade options available with those players still on the board. ...Even if you lose a bit of value on the pick value chart, it doesn't matter since the player you are picking is very likely still available at the end of the 1st, so you are better off maximizing the value of your pick!
We really could have used some extra mid round picks to try to find some players to help rebuild the defense. We need LB help immediately (and this pretty much locks us into trying to get one in the 2nd round), and DT and CB will both be big issues next year.
And that doesn't even touch on the fact that Long is a 24 year old guard with 5 starts in college, and who had to leave Florida State for academic reasons after his freshman year. I will admit, I really wanted Long (or Warford from UK or Barret Jones) but with a pick in the 40-50 range (like, idk, the 50th pick that we already have).
Alright, I'm done ranting; I really hope Long pans out. It would be great to actually have some protection for Cutler. Now back to discussing Ansah.
The Lions "brain trust" were wowed by their workouts with Ziggy at the Senior Bowl (or whatever it was) and that sealed the deal.
This excerpt is from "The Great Book of Detroit Sports Lists" by Mike Stone and Art Regner:
"3. Andre Ware, 1990, first round, seventh overall. Wayne Fontes was so wowed by this Heisman Trophy winner's pre-draft workout that he used his top pick in the draft to get him, even though the Lions already had a QB in Rodney Peete."
The more things change, the more they stay the same.