I’m new, and want to say hello to all my fellow Lions Kool-Aid drinkers. I want to start off my first post with a book long bang!
No one expect the Rams to suck, and be gifted the $6 pick. It’s still kind of early to evaluate talent. So much is going to change especially after the combine, and interviews.
Guys, can you believe this team, with the coaches, and talent they already have, with how hot they are, with how young they are, that are already expected to contend for a division title, and playoff spot have two first, and 2nd round picks?! Wouldn’t it be fair to say, because of this, they can now possibly be playoff contenders?
As much as the 6th pick is a gift, it’s also the worst pick to be in. The top 5 players will be gone. And teams will make every deal with everyone in front of us to move up. But hey, it’s still the 6th overall pick.
Now, who to pick? I think most of us has fallen in love with Goff. The guy was only 26 we he got here. Mental is just as important as physical. Especially for a QB. If anything, more important. He was the number 1 pick for a reason. He could have still gotten better, and he did, and still could. The mental is so important for a QB.
I think we can all agree that he doesn’t have the tools like a Mahomes, or AR, or Allen, or Stafford, but neither does Tom Brady, or Joe Burrow.
So what should BH do? Take this rare opportunity that probably won’t happen again, and take one of the top QB’s if available? Then let him sit for a year or two? No one should ever pass up on the potential of a franchise QB. Every team every year make those risks. I think of the 49’ers. Goff is better than Jimmy G, but I see a similar scenario. Goff, and Jimmy G with their coaches, and talent are in the best possible situation to succeed as a QB. Good enough to win, but then the 49’ers broke the bank landing what they hope will be their franchise QB. While the Lions, don’t have to break anything.
Or roll with Goff? And at 6 draft someone we hope is a franchise player at another position. The question becomes who?
Defense should be the picks in the first 2 rounds. I think (for now) we are set at edge/DE. Jalen Carter will probably be gone. Plus, I read he’s got character issues. After that, the top 10 looks weak on defense. I don’t see any (for now) potential elite level prospects There are a few DE’s/Edge guys, but no top notch players, and like I said I think we’re set there. I don’t see a top 10 can’t miss CB either.
Unless, you go offense with RB Bijan Robinson, or WR Quentin Johnston. Robinson looks like the next RB superstar. And this team likes to run. Or imagine Johnston, with Jamo on the other side, and ST Brown in the slot. Whoa!
I am a defense guy. But as of right now, that’s the route i would take.
1st round - Bijan Robinson. We all love JW, but let’s be real. All money was on Swift. JW isn’t that good. 1,000 yards is an amazing accomplishment for him. He is the perfect back-up. Even if they re-sign him. I’m not against the 3-headed monster of these 3 guys. Plus, Swift’s future is in question.
1st round - DT Bryan Bresee.
2nd round - CB Mekhi Garner. Big dude.
2nd round - ILB Noah Sewell. We need to upgrade the LBs. This guy is a big freak. Unite the brothers!
Of course, so much can change.
Thank you all for reading!