The Detroit Lions with the last pick select WR Timothy Toone - Weber St
Return guy... small... unorthodox running style... most likely enjoys Caribbean steel drum
they're paying him in Faygo and snacks... it's part of Charles Rogers' repayment plan
Timothy Toone, WR, Juggalo State University
And Donovan Warren went undrafted. Unbelievable.
SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN SCHOOL. I have no sympathy for early departures that go undrafted. Where do these kids get their information? Talent? Yes. Settin' the Big Ten on fire? Not exactly.
runs with his arm way outside of his body, etc
Seriously, check this guy out. I hope he makes the team.
we know he'll be fast...
I can't believe they wouldn't take Blair White if they wanted a WR.
burned by Sparties one too many times.
I think drafting Drew Stanton and watching him play this season finally taught them a lesson.
WR's go to jail. At least this guy has a better chance of avoiding thatl
... it's dated 2007!
He had a two year career, 2006, and 2007. He redshirted in 2003!!!
WTF? Is this some Kurt Warner, stocking shelves, blonde wife with a fade living-in-a-trailer thing?
Looks like he went on a mission for a couple years.
It's not everyday you see a mormon w/dreads.
I actually think this guy has a chance at making the team at the kick/punt return spots. Derrick Williams sure didn't work there. I'd say its a good pick at 255.
didn't work out and I don't think the coaches were very happy with him.
This Toone kid has shot to make the squad for his special teams ability.
had him as the 59th best receiver in the draft, he brings return skills too.
Did he got to high school in Pahokee?
I really wish they would have taken Lagarrette Blount with the last pick he is a big powerful back that breaks tackles unlike Kevin Smith and it would be a nice combo with him and Best in the backfield. The Bonus is they would have got a 2nd or 3rd talent for next to nothing.
already drafted Best and they don't need another RB.
Beside, Blount is slow and doesn't have the burst.
Blount is a power back that can be a solid inside runner and he has some quickness and hes 6'0 240 he had 17 tds and 1000+ yards his Jr year. He could provide the Thunder to Best's Lightning. You dont lose anything by taking him with the last pick he has a lot more potential than Toon
that I compare Blount to? Ron Dayne. He runs exactly like him. What did Ron Dayne do in the NFL? Nothing. Despite the fact that he won the Heisman Trophy and ran for over 1500 yards at Wisconsin, he just couldn't cut it in the NFL. He's too slow and doesn't have the burst needed to play in the next level. Blount is slow and doesn't have the burst.
Before you give me an counterexample, Brandon Jacobs and Jerome Bettis are fast for their size. Both of them can get to the hole in a hurry which is why they're successful. Blount is too slow to get to the hole.
Hes 6'0 240 he averaged 7.3 YPC in(2009) you don't get that being "too slow" He finished just behind Javid best in the 3 cone drilland he ran 4.53 40 at his pro day. That is more than fast enough for a Big Back and His 3 cone is only behind Javid Best who is a speed back. Those times are also faster than other big backs Drafted Toby Gehert, Anthony Dixon, Jonathan Dwyer who are all big back 230+ but not as big as Lagarrette Blount. His measurable of speed and quickness were better. Before the (Boise St. punch) he was projected as a second or third round guy. Why not have a thunder and lighting combo in the back field. If he acts up gets in trouble or cant cut it you dont lose anything by taking him with pick 255.
Blount just signed with the 49ers
They don't have one.Blount would at least give them some size. This Toone--meh.
If the Lions front office publicly stated that they took Toone because his dreads are sweet then I'm fine with the pick. Otherwise Lagarrette Blount would have been a great pick or Warren. Warren would have been a quality 4th round pick. Also, anyone who equated Blair White with Charles Rogers is a moron. I hate sparty as much as anyone but be reasonable.
the haha funny type.
Has "we threw a dart at a board and it landed on this guy's name" written all over it. Either that, or "Millen called and for old time's sake, we threw him a 'what the fk was that pick?' bone."
The Lions could use all the help they can in the secondary, and DW could have contributed at either position....Probably not as a starter, but he could have been solid coming off of the bench as well as special teams. Not to mention the value you get. Instead we get Jack Black from one of those dumb ass 90s slashers. (Forgot which one)