The Seahawks took (CBSSports) #38 overall DT Jesse Williams. Even though the Lions don't have a need (now) at that spot, I hope we got more than we passed up.
OT - NFL Draft Day 3 OPEN Thread
Must've been Denard or nothing for them. If no Denard, then trade away for more picks. I'm not saying I agree with the strategy, but maybe it's a plausible explanation.
Seems right. Plus, the Lions are so good at finding hidden talent in the later rounds, why not get as many late-round picks as possible? /s
Wish he could've gone to Tampa, but happy he's getting a chance and gets to play close to home. Hopefully he gives Jaguar fans something to cheer about on offense.
Good luck, Denard, and give them hell.
Going up against Gholston in practice.
Jacksonville is a nice place.
Denard will be a RB with the Jags
This isnt trolling it was announced...
I am not surprised
for a couple of practice squad-level picks
I agree with the sentiment, but let's be fair -- practice squad-level picks for most teams = starters for the Lions. :\
They can pick two more defensive linemen. You can never have too many, just like WRs.
Taylor and Ansah replace Vanden Bosch and Avril. How is that too many defensive linemen?
a guy that might actually have an impact
The Lions traded pick #137 for picks #165 and #199
Pick #138 LB Tahir Whitehead
http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/15070/tahir-whitehead played in 14 games and recorded 11 total tackles
Pick #148 CB Chris Greenwood
http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/15100/chris-greenwood recorded no stats
Pick #196 CB Jonte Green
http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/15128/jonte-green played in 15 games and recorded 1 INT & 29 total tackles
It's a crap-shoot in these late rounds. I think, if you see value, AT ANY POSITION, just take it. You can always fill holes with free agents.
Not too exciting Really wanted them to trade down in the 1st, 2nd, or 4th.
Didn't get much here, but well, Denard what off the board, so I guess I don't mind too much.
My new tattoo:
Thats a woman with that tatt....and she has bigger arms than i do!
Thanks. That's my daughter. Not cool.
On the one hand I'm all: Fuck the Jags! They stole Denard and Joeckel from the Lions! and on the other hand I'm all: Go Jags! My new favorite team! Denard and Henne play for you!
I hope the Lions take Rambo and Quessenberry with their 5th and first 6th rounders. Get some competition in those thin positions.
If the Lions seriously wanted Denard, they had the chance—there was only 5 picks difference between their 4th and 5th round picks. They wanted Devin Taylor more.
Anyone else notice that the draft tracker for SI.com did not have an avatar picture for Denard? Take a look under their best available and scroll on down to Anthony Rashad White from little brother... Go on.. Take a peek... http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/draft-2013/tracker/?sct=hp_mini-draft#bestAvailable/1
Added link. How do you mess up something like that?
He actually looks like "WTF the Jags."
We're going to get anyone else drafted?
but I wouldn't be shocked, either. Not too many people thought that Geno Smith or Barkley would take as long to get chosen, so it's a crap shoot.
...but that's it.
Will Campbell, Patrick Omameh, Craig Roh and Kenny Demens are now on the "best available" lists for their positions. Kovacs is not as of yet.
First Hawthorne, now Hyde...Johnny Adams and Josh Johnson are next.
Awkward video...Denard's always short in interviews but this was a little uncomfortable. Heck, he may have been a little buzzed, hell, he's 22 and it's a celebration...not knocking him. That said, it's Denard so I really couldn't give a damn. Time to eat, LETS GO!
Was just painful to watch. I feel bad for Denard, for some reason he doesn't seem happy.
Barf..,a punter in the 5th round and it's not Brad Wing?
...K/P Sam Martin
I hate being a fan on the Lions.
scramble to add Sam Martin to their databases.
Punter? Very anti-climatic. And after that UCLA kid was picked, too. I doubt this was really who we wanted. Not cool. Punter > Swopes or any other player I don't know about?
Hell, maybe. But I'm a Lions' fan.
Only happy with the 3rd round pick. Every other one I've been rather disappointed in, although I'm open to hoping the Ziggy could be special.
Kickers dropping like flies now! Snatch em up!
Lions select: Sam Martin, P, Appalachian State
Any time you have the chance to grab the draft's 6th-rated punter in the 5th round, you'd be a fool not to pounce on it. Martin will at least get plenty of chances to hone his craft if Detroit doesn't upgrade its offensive tackle situation.
Just googled Sam Martin and didn't find anything about him on the first page... SMH Lions.
Caleb TerBush or Dayne Crist with this next pick...
posting those names.
And then the Lions go do something reasonable, albeit in the 6th round, so Fuller's not likely to have a huge impact.