I have no doubt that the Patriots do everything in their power, including illegal things, to know other people’s draft boards (they got caught with their hands in the cookie jar several times while BQ and MattyP were there). I’m assuming BQ does the same with the Lions. Knowing how secret and tight lipped the Lions are is a tipoff that they believe other people are doing it to them, and that it’s common practice - their practice.
When we pick a player seemingly out of nowhere, I feel confident that the Lions know which teams like that player and where he’s likely to go in the draft. In some ways, I feel more confident when that is the case (the more it seems like a reach based on media projections).
All the media gets from smart teams is smokescreens. At the end of the day, mock drafts are poorly informed, often misinformed, with a fraction of the information available.
We’ve become sheep who trust what the media tells us, even though we have 20+ years of evidence to tell us how wildly inaccurate mock drafts are.
Mock drafts are fake, people. Our team is always going to have a better draft board for their type of players. Greedy Williams was never on our draft board. If you think BQ is going to draft him, you haven’t been paying attention to the conscious effort the team has made to improve their tackling. Teez Tabor wouldn’t have been on our draft board if Patricia was the coach. Let’s face it, he’s out of place now. That’s less on him and more on the coaching change.
Throughout all of this one thing is clear: The Lions actually have a system and a strategy. If we have another losing season its more likely that those are the things that are broken. Not our draft picks.
Edit: horrible grammar.