Detroit Lions — Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon: With Justin Fields still on the board, the Lions face a couple of tough decisions. First, do they pull the trigger early on a quarterback despite being so far away from contention? Second, do they get a good enough trade offer to justify passing up on a potentially elite prospect at another position? Unless Denver or New England come to the table with a package of picks that bowls them over, Detroit would be better served staying put and adding Sewell to an already young and talented offensive line.
Rogers basically asks all the same questions we’ve been debating for awhile here.
If the Lions believe that Sewell will be a PB level player, then IMHO it would have to be one shit-hot trade down offer to pass on him. If it’s not too far down though maybe they could still get one of the other top OTs on the board this year. Or maybe a top 3 WR or Parsons. But it ain’t easy to be a good team if you don’t have a good OL, and if Sewell is as good as advertised then it wouldn’t be a bad move to take him if he falls to us. And I would not take anyone else at #7 if Sewell is there.
Can’t wait to find out. I have no attachment to what it looks like. I just want us to win. I get you, bro. I appreciate you talking to me the way you do, and pointing out where I was making assumptions…cuz I absolutely WAS.
Some kids on this topic likely have no idea who Wally Pipp was…lol
I’m increasingly resigned to the fact that IF the lions are in a position to draft Sewell, they will trade the pick, maybe to the LAC (Re-unite the Oregon QB with his LT), or because the Lions have, at least, one of the remaining QBs in their quiver, for draft picks to others…
Getting a likely 10-year starting multi-year Pro Bowl (Projection) LT or RT is nothing to sneeze at. I DO find potential trade with the LAC & the Oregon QB connection to Sewell intriguing, maybe, maybe, a way to squeeze the LAC to trade a 2022 Round 1 Pick to Detroit. IF so, the Lions could still be in a strong position for OT Darrisaw/Jenkins, assuming Slater is gone by #13…Here, in LA, forecasts are for the LAC to draft the highest OT availabe at #13. Potential funny result would be if the LAC got Sewell and the Lions take OT Slater, whom LAC would draft if HE was available at #13.
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I always laugh at those commercials “You should seek medical attention for erections lasting longer than 4 hours.” I’m pretty sure I had one erection from the time I was 17 to the time of my accident, when I was 30.