Discussion in 'Lions and Football' started by jammertime, Jan 1, 2007.
So what. With Kitna at the helm, they won how many games last season?
I'm torn...glad the Lions picked Stanton on one hand...but hate to see him get F'd up like every other high-round QB pick they've ever made.
Lions draft Ikaika Alama-Francis, a defensive end from Hawaii and Gerald Alexander, a safety from Boise State.
DE | (6'5", 280, 4.77) | HAWAII
Alma-Francis did not play football in high school, instead earning all-state accolades in basketball and volleyball while also letting in baseball. He arrived at Hawaii in 2002 and played for the basketball team but was not a member of the football squad. Alma-Francis joined the football team in 2003, saw limited action in six games, and recorded six tackles including one for loss, and recovered one fumble during his true freshman season. In 2004, Alma-Francis played in 10 contests (one start) registering 22 total tackles, two tackles for loss, and one blocked PAT. He took over as a starter at defensive end for all 12 games in 2005 amassing 49 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery. In 2006, Alma-Francis became a first team All-WAC performer after playing in and starting 13 of 14 games (did not play 10/28 against Idaho).
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif] [FONT=Verdana,Arial, Helvetica,sans-serif]Scouting Report: [/FONT]An All-WAC First-Teamer in 2006, Alama-Francis is a fantastic athlete. Somewhat of a late bloomer physically and in terms of technique, he nevertheless has the advantage of having played for a former NFL head coach (Jerry Glanville) and being the son of a former NFL QB (Joe Francis). Alama-Francis made huge strides in the past couple of years despite having never played high school football. He is still very raw in terms of technique and will be a project for a while in the NFL, but his upsdie may be better than any defensive end's in the draft. A sleeper.
[FONT=Verdana,Arial, Helvetica,sans-serif]Impact: [/FONT]This pick has head coach Rod Marinelli's fingerprints all over it. Alama-Francis has the talent to eventually be a starting defensive lineman, and Marinelli is a defensive line guru. That said, this pick may be a little early for Alama-Francis. He is sushi-raw, and despite his obviious and fast-developing talents, he is not really ready to contribute anytime soon at the NFL level. Perhaps the Lions thought they wouldn't have a chance to draft him later on, but this might be a bit of a stretch. [/FONT]
S | (6'0", 210, 4.51) | BOISE STATE
Alexander was redshirted in 2002. He saw action in all 14 games as the nickel cornerback and on special teams in 2003, recording 20 total tackles including one for loss, two pass breakups, and one interception. In 2004, Alexander broke into the starting lineup for all 12 games and collected 53 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, five interceptions, eight pass breakups, and one blocked field goal attempt. He started all 13 contests in 2005 amassing 50 total tackles, two tackles for loss, one interception, and 13 pass breakups. Alexander moved to safety for spring practice in 2006 and then started all 13 games there posting 38 total tackles, one tackle for loss, two interceptions, four pass breakups, six passes defended, one fumble recovery, and one forced fumble.
Thanks for the Mel Kiper stats Mikhail. Hopefully these picks make Millen look good...and the Lions to more 6 more W's than they got last season.
This is great. A guy from MSU and BSU (I'm in Idaho)!
I am totally geeked about Stanton, but I agree with Detteam...please don't destroy his career.
Can anyone give me the details on the 2nd round 2 for 11 pic swap the Lions did with Buffalo that netted the Bills' Paul Posluszny from Penn State? What did the Lions get besides the opportunity to draft Stanton?
LOL! Nice call! Don't know if you've seen much of Stanton, but the kid has size & skills. Very accurate mid-range rope passer that can throw on the run or pull it in and get upfield...very important attributes for a QB playing for the Lions! :D
Buffalo Bills: Acquire pick No. 34 (selected LB Paul Posluszny).
Detroit Lions: Acquire picks No. 43 (selected QB Drew Stanton) and No. 74.
The Lions traded their 2nd round pick, #34 overall and got the Bills' 2nd round pick, 43rd overall (Stanton) and their 3rd round pick, #74 overall. They then packaged the #74 pick and the 4th round #101 for the Ravens' 2nd round #62 pick which they used to draft Safety Gerald Alexander.
They traded Mike Williams and Josh McCown to Oakland for a 4th round pick, #105.
They traded their 3rd round pick, 66th overall and 5th round pick, #145 to the Saints for a 2nd round pick, #58 overall and drafted DE Ikaika Alama-Francis.
So when all was said and done, the Lions drafted 4 players on day 1.
Round 1, #2 overall - WR Calvin Johnson
Round 2, #11 (43rd overall) - QB Drew Stanton
Round 2, #26 (58th overall) - DE Ikaika Alama-Francis
Round 2, #29 (61 overall) - S Gerald Alexander
Thanks jammer...nice concise summary.
Stanton drops back to pass... two steps he's flattened before he can pass the ball to his thoroughbred WR's...
2nd and 20.... he drops back... splat
3rd down ... mercy hand off...nada
S.O.S different day.
I don't get the Raider trade. A 1st rounder and a QB for a 4th rounder?
I had hopes for McCown. Guess he shouldn't have jumped off-side when they put him in at WR.
Aside from CJ seems like an average Lion draft.
According to the press, Mike Williams was Benched and at times kept off the roster due to weight concerns. Now he is sent away.........
Mike Williams 6'4" at 229 pounds (Lions wanted at 220)
The Lions draft Calvin Johnson when we don't NEED a WR. What are they gonna do, try to pass for 5,000 yards. 4,200 was PLENTY.......
Calvin Johnson 6'5" at 235 pounds (WTF) ..........no wonder they HAD to trade Mike Williams. His weight thing must have been a scam..........
Millen must eat knuckles for lunch, cause he's a knucklehead................
I'm glad to read that CJ has more of a Barry Sanders demeanor than a Roy Williams demeanor. The Lions need less talk and more action.
Right. It's a valid concern, but the Lions can draft some protection for him today. Besides, I doubt he'll play until after they draft NEXT year, so they can get more protection later.
One thing of concern I had forgotten...didn't he take time off a couple years ago over substance abuse issues, or do I have him confused with someone else? If so, I hope it's all in the past. We don't need another Charles Rogers.
Naw...you're remembering Jeff Smoker. Stanton's clean.
Randy Moss traded to New England.
Now there's a shocker...Moss was going somewhere, but I'd have never guessed the Pats.
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