I’m well aware of the fact that odds are against us getting him next year….
I also know special when I see it…. I was on team T Law, and still am, but even he isn’t Williams…
Bryce Young nor Stroud translate like Caleb, Mahomes, Burrow or T Law…. I agree the Mahomes greatness was missed by most… including me- coming into the league. In hindsight the size, speed, arm strength were all elite… stats too!
Levis has supposedly been really hurt all year, but he’s older and has the tools…
Stars just didn’t align. If Williams had been there this year, well we’d probably have gotten him with only JAX ahead of us and TLaw already in the fold there. But even this year we will win too many games to be top 3. And next year we will have fewer beans and a better team so we will have missed our elite #1OA QB window. Oh well. Either draft a guy who might develop or ride Goff as far as you can go.
The Lions really got shit luck not having the extra 1st next year. Williams is clearly a special talent, more upside than any player in this draft and now they won’t have enough ammo to trade up for him next draft.
Unfortunately, if the Lions are in the running for Williams next draft, this regime is a huge failure so I’d rather not get a shot at him in that case.
Yeah, I’m on that train as well. That throw down the sideline in the 2nd Quarter… wow. He makes good, QUICK decisions, and he’s money once he does. That throw to the TE was the worst I’ve seen him make all year. Im a fan
this game was an anomaly. Rattler has been pretty bad his whole career and I don’t see one game putting him high on NFL teams radar. his old first round projections were based solely on his recruit ranking. Sure he will get drafted, I just don’t see him rocketing up any boards.
I think it’s a good draft to take someone in the 2nd or 3rd, see if the Lions can find their own Jalen Hurts. Then they’re not out too much if the guy doesn’t develop beyond a backup. With those top 15 picks though they need to keep building up the roster with guys who will start soon and make clear upgrades over what they have now. The glaring needs at DT, corner, and LB can’t all be pushed to the future.
Even without looking at the 2024 QBs I wanted to do what Air suggested if we don’t take a QB with one of our first two picks this year. Trade the early second for a first next year so we can setup a QB trade up if needed. I would love to trade a Goff and/or a Decker if we can get a fort of close to also add to the trade up stash, especially if we draft a LT with one of our two firsts this year.