Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
latsprewell20002000 wrote:Right tackle
Everyone on special teams
These are the areas we need to address somehow, and i think i have the order correct too.
Id put a DE into that list right after SLB.
I don't really think what position they pick is nearly as important as who does the picking. Look at the ridiculousness of past drafts. There is no coherent plan so you end up with drafts full of everybody's sleepers.
Last year, for example, Martz gets a pick and takes CJ2 when we have many other areas of greater need and WRs for a Martz O can be had anywhere in the next two rounds. The lack of indoctrinization into the offense a sign that Martz was pissed for having to take him perhaps?
Next up the Fords choose local boy Drew Stanton-picked ahead of where he should have went according to many draft gurus. Oft injured QB is soon injurs a different spot on his knee, and important distinction from Matt Millen (who has never been heard from again) goes on IR and loses any chance to develop.
Next up is Rods sleeper of Ikaike Alama-Francis. Remember him? If he had a name like Cody we wouldn't even remember having drafted him. Could still be the next Kalimba Edwards though, so there is still hope for the money to be siphoned to worthless talent.
Next the jewel of the draft, sleeper Gerald Alexander. Again taken before most thought he would-this theme is a hallmark of a Lions/Ford/Millen/?/?/? draft. Alexander is pressed into service and doesn't fall flat on his face. Success by Lions standards.
Next reaches are in the 4th round where A J Davis- a hitter who could be a real find.(Lions code for total sleeper) Davis isn't even make enough of an impact for someone to say he should be up from the practice squad. But we really don't need any secondary help, do we?
Then comes O-line coach and father to Rod's DC/Son-in-law takes an O-lineman. Manuel Ramirez. Again a reach who were are told is so strong and played in a pass oriented scheme so should help us out. Sapiaia is exhumed and now contributes, if you could call it that, on the O-line. Ramirez isn't even mentioned and may have left the country.
5th rounder Johnny Baldwin, another Rod reach (that didn't sound good) is cut and now flipping burgers somewehre I suppose.
7th rounder DB Ramzee Robinson was not just another Mr Irrelevant, he has skills and could be a future contributor. Even when we play 12 men on D he doesn't enter into any packages.
And your concerns are over what positions these fools should be drafting?