maddog60 wrote:I highly doubt that the Lions go CB with more pressing needs at both OL and DE, and plenty of equally good prospects at both spots.
maddog - it would suprise me to see DET go after either a DE or OT in the first rd. From reading everything I possibly can about the Lions situation there are strong sentiments that:
A) they want to trade down (but then again, almost every team in the top 10 wants to trade down)
B) they would prefer giving a couple guys already on the team first crack at the RT position and would rather not use their 1st rd pick on an OT
C) they do not feel they need to go after a DE early.
D) with last yrs injury struggles and and number of 3 wide sets in the NFL they feel a CB would be the most likely target.
E) they also feel that S is a weakness and would like to draft one of those too, but at the 10th spot there really isnt a S worth having there.
F) WR is also a need and dont be suprised if they take one early if a top name somehow falls, but if not look for them to get one later.
G) If DJohnson is still available at 10 they will take him - having one of the youngest, most talented LB corps in the NFL would be appealing, although none of them are true MLB or bruisers, so Im not a fan of this - chances are DJohnson will be a Lion unless he is drafted in the top 9 and DET doesnt trade.
H) No teams are telling the truth about anything right now, so take all of it with a grain of salt.