First round, No. 7 overall: Florida TE Kyle Pitts
And, from all accounts, the Detroit front office’s draft strategy will be to take the best player available, no matter the position, this April. Pitts could very well be viewed as the best player left on the board by Holmes and the team’s front-office brass by the time the Lions pick at No. 7.
That’s why it’s definitely a possibility the organization nabs the 6-foot-6, 240-pounder.
Second round, No. 41 overall: Texas EDGE/LB Joseph Ossai
The 6-foot-4, 243-pound Ossai is my pick for the Lions at No. 41 overall. He brings to the table a high-end motor and the ability to both play in a 3-4 defense as an outside linebacker and to put his hand in the dirt in a four-man defensive front.
Third round, No. 72 overall: Oklahoma State CB Rodarius Williams
Detroit upgrades it secondary here by drafting Williams.
Third round, No. 88 overall (acquired from the L.A. Rams): Pittsburgh EDGE Patrick Jones II
I like the idea of adding multiple pass rushers, we desperately lack them. However, we have to wait and see what happens to Okwara in free agency before the draft.
Pitts is going to be nightmare for defenses to defend. He’s basically a massive WR that can be used out wide, in the slot, and occasionally at the LOS as a TE. He’s going to be a monster in the red zone especially.
Not feeling it…this franchise has too much to focus on. Please not another tight end in top 10. Honestly wouldn’t even do it if it were gronk in his prime. We don’t have Stafford. Goff is an unknown right now and we field a pee wee under 6 flag football defense. For the love of god… please
I’d rather double down on CBs and grab Farley to pair with Okudah. If we keep Coleman for nickel duty, assuming Okudah hits his incredible upside and potential … pairing that with a 6’2, 4.24 speed CB that could also be elite is very tempting. This is all assuming Sewell isn’t there, of course.
Yeah I’m with you. I like him as a prospect but not for this team. Don’t see how adding him would make our offense unstoppable either like the title of the thread suggests. I’d much prefer something like
People love to look at multi dimensional college players and think they can be that in the pros… it’s just not going to happen. Pitts would be a disaster of a pick. He’s not a blocker. He’s an F tight end only. A giant waste of resources. He’s not playing the x or z in the pros. And he’s not a good enough blocker to play the y and give you an advantage in the run game. Plus, we drafted that guy in the top 10 already…in another big reach. Take smith or chase or waddle. They all can play the x, z, or y.
I agree with you but Pitts is nowhere near as raw as those players. From all accounts I’ve read he’s a unique prospect and as valued in recent drafts well deserving of a top 10. I also don’t buy that a player with his skills and outlook can’t develop into a solid blocker. I get the sentiment with our TE history but we just hit on a pro bowl difference maker and the options behind him haven’t panned out yet. Outside of Quinn botching the telegraph of wanting to trade back we did about as well as could’ve expect with that selection. Also, my view of Pitts as a draftable candidate is predicated on retaining Golladay.
There’s something to be said about learning from history and letting emotions related to the past cloud judgement. The only time we’ve seen a 2 TE setup like that it was deadly and Campbell knows the position, possibilities we’ll. On the other hand the more I watch the other 3 receivers the more I love. I see advantages to each, both in versatility and matchup. Would be pumped about any of the 4. Which strategy do we want to take?