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O6 NFL Draft...What will the Lions do?

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  1. TheeTFD

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    Lots of interesring senarios for the Lions 9th pick of the draft.
    What do you think will happen?
    What will the Lions pick with their 1st 3 picks?
    I say DB, LB, DB.
    I wouldn't be surprized if we trade down, maybe to 15.
     
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    How many WRs are supposed to go in the first round?

    My guess is Matt drafts all of them. :flame:
     
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    Fine, as long as he converts 4 to DBs.
     
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    Maybe a quarterback or two, just to back up the 6 backups they have now.
     
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    I love the pickup of S King. He could be our Randle El.
     
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    I can't get excited about a DB @ #9... we need someone that can impact the offense...
    As much as we need a solid O lineman I'd like to see them move up to #6 and grab Vince Young... Kitna does not aspire to be a gr8 QB... we need a QB that can end up being better than average.. at minimum Young will move the chains with his running game.

    Grab your O lineman in round 2

    IMO a solid pass rusher will be far more valuable than a cover DB... the DB can only cover for so long... while the pass rusher causes holding penalties, fumbles & int's by rushing the QB.
     
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    I think Kitna and McCown can lead more than JH. Big improvement. I'm ready to go D like everybody else. Gather talent and hope the QB doesn't lose the game. The Oline will improve 100% when they have someone they respect.
    We are deep at Dline and Oline.
     
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    Sorry Merc, but I have to disagree with you. I think that if Huff is available at 9 you HAVE to take him. He's a big, fast, game changer type player. I think he would fill a huge need for us. He would be our Troy Polamalu and would team up very well with Kennedy at safety.

    I would stay away from offensive skill positions at any cost. Not only because we have MUCH bigger needs, but also because Millen just can't afford to take ANOTHER QB or WR with a top ten pick. If the Lions go O in the first round, it needs to be the line. But Brick will be long gone by then and I think 9 is a bit of a reach for Justice. A trade down wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, as long as we didn't move down too far and get good compensation in return.

    A lot depends on how the first 8 picks fall, but I say stay at 9 and hope to heck that a guy like Huff or Hawk falls that far. Its possible - but far from probable - that 1 of the 2 will be there. If all 3 top QB's go, plus Vernon Davis, Mario Williams, Bush and Brick, that leaves 1 of the 2 available at 9. Even if both are gone, there are still guys like Ngata or Sims that I wouldn't mind grabbing at 9.
     
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    Sounds like a lot of the same... I remember about 10-12 years ago we went on a string of drafting fast DB's early in the draft (the kid out of Texas and Abrams)... both were hurt all of the time.

    More of the same = more 3 and outs for our offense.... no protection, no line push and no mobility to escape the inevitable floodgate of defenders in the backfield... which translates to more time for our defense to be on the field... we need ball control from a running game to keep our defense rested (re O-line upgrade and a mobile QB to go with Jones)... one exceptional DB will not be a significant upgrade for what's really needed.
    Our QB has to have time to run the plays (or make his own time) or no O-coordinator will make a difference.
     
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    I think Huff will still be available at #9 when the Lions draft. :)

    I think the Lions should draft him because he looks really good and a safety fills a need.:nod:

    I think they will do something really stupid instead. :eek:
     
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    Merc, we've goofed up the O picks enough, because we have bad luck with CBs means we need to keep at it.
    I'm changing my picks to DB,DB,DB
     
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    That's you perogative... why would we need to score to win anyways?
     
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    If the lions dont pick a defensive player they will be crucified by every draft expert out there for picking offensive players for what 5 years straight with their 1st round picks. The fact is the the D needs some help but the oline was and is horrible. I dont know if I would use a 1st round pick on an olinemen though. I will be happy as long as they dont draft another problematic head case lazy injury prone drug addicted WR
     
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    Merc, is it not time to to goof up some D picks. You know the ying and the yang.
     
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    from an ESPN Page2 article (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=easterbrook/060425)

    9. Detroit Lions: Santonio Holmes, wide receiver, Ohio State
    Canny Lions general manager Matt Millen plans to use his first-round choice on a wide receiver every year until 2024, when Detroit will field the only squad ever on which all 22 starters are wide receivers drafted in the first round.
     
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    Whatever it takes!
     
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    I am hoping for Michael Huff.

    Maybe, :fingerscr maybe Demeco Ryans will fall to us in round two, his stock has dropped a little:fingerscr . That guy is a stud.

    I like Huff, Mario, D'Brick. The first that falls to us we should jump on.
     
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    Wow. Looks like the Texans are taking Mario Williams #1 instead of Bush. Personally, I like the move. I think Bush will be an unbelievable player in the NFL, but so will Williams. The deciding factor is that the Texans already have a talented young back in Davis.
     
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    It doesnt make much sense to me.

    Why not trade down (even if its not as much as you would expect for the first pick) and let Brick, Williams, Hawk or Huff fall to you and you'll have a couple more picks to work with?

    I thought Brick would be the best choice for them.
     
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    If it was the Lions with the #1 pick, I'd want it to turn out the exact same way. Actually, the Texans have a lot of similarities to the Lions.

    Carr and Harrington were drafted 1 & 3
    Both teams have horrible O lines
    Andre Johnson and Charles Rogers were drafted 2 & 3
    Both have talented young RBs - Domanick Davis is averaging over 1000 rushing yds and 400 receiving yrds per season in his 3 year career
    We've got their receivers coach
    We signed Corey Bradford

    Brick would have been a huge upgrade for the Leos as well, but I'd still rather have Mario.
     

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