Mustangs989 wrote:Cornbread, I'm interested in hearing why you'd rather have someone like Davis or Rogers over someone like Merriman. Maybe it's just me but I don't see the secondary being the Lions biggest need.
First of all - I think with Butler the Lions already have that right tackle so all the rumors and mocks with the Lions drafting Barron are off base.
As for why a secondary over a DE - well, I like our DLine and dont think it needs much of an upgrade within the next 2 yrs. Wilkinson, Rogers, Redding, and Hall as the backup is a fine front. However, I am not as comfortable with the DBs - they were injured off and on last yr, and we really need a solid #3 CB because of the multiple WR sets that are popular in the NFL these days. Maybe Goodman will step up more, but Ive almost given up on Chris Cash - he's undersized and slow - great rookie yr though. Our S position both FS and SS is the weakest spot on the team - easily IMO. Marion and Walker are good vets, but they are getting old at this point (will turn 35 this season). They are going to need to be replaced soon. I dont think Holt is the answer either.
The other reason I want CB/S over a DE - I remember Kalimba Edwards. He was considered a tweener too. Most of the DEs that are selected in this draft will not make immediate impacts and normally take 3-5 yrs to develop into great every down players. I still think that way of Edwards - he was fast and can beat tackles off the snap, bout couldnt stop the run - at least that was his MO coming out of college - not much has changed.