OT: NFL Draft - who ya want?

Submitted by MichLove on April 27th, 2011 at 2:42 PM

I for one am a huge fan of the NFL Draft - I will literally watch the entire thing start to finish (of course with a couple cases of beer by my side). I am a NY Giants fan and I am hoping that Pouncey falls far enough to be snagged up by the GMen.

I am sure there are a lot of Lions fans in here but I throw this question out to the MGoWorld: Who's your team and who do you want them to draft?


EDIT: Thanks for all the responses, keep them coming - can't wait for tomorrow night at 8!



April 27th, 2011 at 2:45 PM ^

I really hope Prince Amukamara drops down to the Lions.  He's exactly what this defense needs.  If not him, then either a trade down (for a linebacker or a safety), or a solid OT.


April 27th, 2011 at 3:21 PM ^

1st choice:  Prince

2nd choice:   OT


 Just read an article on CNNSI - Mock draft that rumors are starting the Detroit may trade down to the late teens and take Ingram.  That is an interesting idea.  Get that big back to compliment Best and use the 2nd round picks (1 of which would be received in the trade) on CB and OLB.   OT for next year's draft "must get"


April 27th, 2011 at 6:35 PM ^

Well, the vast majority of teams in the NFL run a two back system now. I wouldn't say it would be the greatest pick in the world. But it certainly seems at least somewhat feasible. Plus the lions could have him a lot higher on their board than most. 

I feel weird saying it, but I trust what Mayhew is doing in this organization. 


April 27th, 2011 at 2:48 PM ^

I would like to see the Lions trade down to the late teens or early twenties and take Jimmy Smith or a tackle (not Solder) and accumulate some 2nd or 3rd round picks OR trade up to 9 and get Amakumuara because Dallas would like to trade down.


April 27th, 2011 at 3:18 PM ^

While I love the upside presented by a guy like Bowers falling to Det at 13, I don't think the Lions are in a position to acquire a player that carries the injury risk that Bowers does.  He could be a future pro bowl talent, but he could just as likely end up playing 10 games over the next 5 years.  Detroit has too many holes to fill on D to make such a risky pick.


April 27th, 2011 at 3:33 PM ^

Adrian Peterson was a risk too but that didn't stop the Vikings from drafting him. Same with Sam Bradford. Look how they turned out. Matthew Stafford didn't have a single injury in High School or College...look what happened. While I agree it is a risk, I think it's a risk that we should take. (If Prince is not there)

Wolverine In Exile

April 27th, 2011 at 3:49 PM ^

Give me TCU's QB or Nevada's QB if we're going to draft a QB as futures insurance against a Stafford blow out. Probably can get Koeppernick much later than 3rd round.

I like the Lions taking best player available in 1st round, then draft for depth rest of the way. Schilling as a 4th/5th rd pick would be nice as an insurance against line injuries since he probably can play adequately at a number of OL spots, including center.

Mr Mackey

April 27th, 2011 at 2:53 PM ^

For the Lions, the ideal person would obviously be Peterson in my opinion, although there is a 0.00% chance he'll fall to 13. So Prince would be an excellent second choice for me. If he's not available, probably a good offensive linemen. I'm not really sure who would be there..


April 27th, 2011 at 3:01 PM ^

I agree with Peterson or Prince, but I disagree with the O-lineman. There isn't really a Jake Long in this draft, so a lineman should be picked in the 2nd/3rd round. If we cant get one of the top 2 corners, we should get a stud DE. DaQuan (sp?) Bowers would be a gamble, but if that knee is healthy he would be a fantastic compliment to Suh.


April 27th, 2011 at 2:53 PM ^

Falcons - I really hope JJ Watt or Clayborn falls because we really need a pash rusher to help/eventually replace Abraham. Hopefully I don't have to stomach us drafting another OSU player in the first round(Michael Jenkins). Another intriguing thought if both those guys are taken is taken Titus Young or Baldwin to help Ryan have some more weapons to work with.  


April 27th, 2011 at 4:19 PM ^

I don't see them drafting a QB.  They have too many other positions that need to be addressed right away.  Brady has a few more really good years in him and for now Hoyer is a competent backup.

I'm just hoping this is the year Brady wins his annual bet with Hoyer on the UM vs. MSU game.  I don't think I can handle seeing him wearing green for a third year in a row during that week's press conference.


April 27th, 2011 at 2:55 PM ^

Bills fan. Honestly what I'd like is for the league to hold a fantasy draft so we can scrap the nonsense we've created in the past decade and start over.

I'd have no problem with any of the top rated defensive players or a QB not named Cam Newton. My fear? The pick will be a QB named Cam Newton.


April 27th, 2011 at 2:56 PM ^

I live in Syracuse so I watch the Bills a good amount. I personally think the best option for the Bills is to take Von Miller at 3 (if available) and wait until they pick in the 2nd round to draft a QB. If Christian Ponder is available then it would be a steal - I think he has the potential to be the best QB in this year's class


April 27th, 2011 at 2:57 PM ^

please don't draft prince. he wasn't a lock down corner at neb he wont be in the NFL. Id love if they could trade down and still get Jimmy Smith. Also i really like Akeem Ayers


April 27th, 2011 at 2:58 PM ^

I want these unproven rookies to get about half of what they got last year, an players like LaMarr 'the Wood' Woodley getting paid more than $500,000 a year.






April 27th, 2011 at 3:23 PM ^

you do realize that the reason that woodley was getting paid $500k a year is because he was still playing out his rookie contract.  while i agree that top 5-10 picks are paid waaay too much, i dont think that slashing "unproven rookies" salaries in half is the answer.  woodley would have been making $250k instead!