Well… We were 4 spots higher than the Giants, which just by the point chart would have been another 250 points which is the equivalent of another high 3rd round pick in the same draft. Change the haul to what the Giants got, plus say Chicago’s 2nd rounder and we give back a 2022 4th, maybe that wouldn’t have been too bad.
Decker is our LT and will be for the foreseeable future. Sewell, who was my #1 target btw is going to be our RT. So the question becomes for me how much better of a RT will Sewell be compared to Darrisaw who we could have gotten if we make that trade. Fields goes to Chicago regardless of whether it’s us that gives him to them or another team, he just costs a little more for them if it’s us. Is “settling” for Darrisaw worth picking up say:
2b JOK who went at 20
4a St. Brown
5 Jamar Johnson who went at 164
THEN rolling into 2022 with a
Hmmmm… Basically Sewell OR Darrisaw, JOK, J Jackson AND a 3rd 2022 1st rounder? Sorry, love me some Sewell but we’d have slightly downgraded at RT and picked up 2 new starters at WILB/ Nickle LB who was the finest cover LB in the draft and SS. I know Wes says not to overthink it, but sorry I did and it is good.
The article suggests that the Lions may have been able to trade down and “still get their guy” but didn’t want to take the risk of losing Sewell to the Panthers. That sounds like the Broncos or Cowboys.
I can get that. BUT when we are watching Alex Anzalone cover in this scheme, and thinking it might have been JOK, then a still dominant rookie RT, perhaps a starting Safety, AND another 1st round pick next year, maybe it does scream you got to take this. Not to be and I’m thrilled with Sewell falling to us, but this is just a what could have been hypothetical. If we didn’t have Decker at LT long term, I may feel differently, but we are talking two RT’s for us here and Darrisaw is no A-Aron Gibson…
As Lions fans I always feel like the stud player is drafted just before our pick almost every time. Rarely does one of the best players in the draft fall in our laps. I never once thought Sewell would make it to us. So … once he fell to us it became a no brainer selection.
Lions fans …we should be happy that we landed one of the best players in the draft.