I’m convinced Brad will do what’s necessary to get AA. In most mocks I can find, he’s either late first or early second. Would you be OK with spending No. 18 on him?
The more I thought about this, the more I don’t care. If the Lions feel really good about a player like him, and he fills a need on the line (to say nothing of his character and play), then I say pull the trigger.
I would be very happy with AA as the pick at 18. Elite traits, good arm length, good character and room on his frame to grow. His technique is not great so he has a lot of room to grow skill wise as well.
I will be surprised if he doesn’t go closer to 18 vs going in the 2nd round
Edit to add: I would venture a confident guess that more NFL teams have him higher on their boards than Klancey
The question I am kicking around is do teams see AA as an edge guy that kicks inside on 3rd down. Aka J Paschal type. Or someone they believe they can convert to DT. I believe his best football will be played at Edge 1st & 2nd down & inside on 3rd down
I think we are overlooking our favorite trade partner… you know 'em, you love 'em… The Vikequeens! We get their #23 & #158 for our #48, #55 & #183. That gives us three first rounders, and gives them two second rounders (of which they currently have none).
Lions could end up with some real options: Witherspoon/Bijan/Carter/Gonzo, Kancey/Van Ness/Porter/JSN, AA/Flowers/Kincaid/Simpson.