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On 4/17/2021 at 6:46 PM, Ilov80s said:

Would be incredible for one of those guys to make if there to Detroit (assuming a deal was made). We might have to settle for a step down like Bateman or one of the other OTs. 

Parsons, Collins, Owusu-Koramoah, Paye or Barmore, or one of the CBs on D.  Any of those could be good picks in the teens. I would be okay with drafting one of the WRs if they traded back, too. I would prefer they not draft Waddle or Smith, because their size really scares me.

The only WR I would want them to pick at #7 would be Chase, and I doubt he's there for them to take.

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BL's Mock #420 w/ one trade back

  1. 3 QBs, Pitts, Sewell, and Chase are off the board. Lance, Jones, Smith/Waddle, Slater, Horn/Surtain all on still on the board. TEN offers #22/#53 + 2022 2nd. Counter with #22/#53/#85 + 2022 3rd. Trade accepted. More offers come at #22 but I elect to take DT Christian Barmore Alabama at #22 (TEN 1st pick - trade.) Conventional 3-technique in a 4-man line, he should improve as he adds bulk and strength. Other options: LB Zaven Collins Tulsa, EDGE Kwitty Payne Michigan or Jayson Oweh Penn State, G Alijah Vera-Tucker USC.
  2. EDGE Gregory Rousseau Miami (FL) at 41. Explosive pass rusher, outstanding athleticism and Tremenduous Upside (R.I.P. brother), should have an immediate impact. Taken over WR Terrence Marshall LSU, S Richie Grant UCF, LB Baron Browning Ohio State sucks.
  3. #53 (TEN 2nd rounder in trade) CB Eric Stokes Georgia. Has the size and play speed to develop into a starter but unlike Surtain, Horn, Newsome, or Farley - probably not in 2021. Great measurables and developing ball skills, long term upside, short term probably only see the field in nickel or dime packages. Preferred choice instead of DT Alim McNeill North Carolina State, WR Rondale Moore Purdue, DT Milton Williams Louisiana Tech.
  4. LB Pete Werner Land Grant College of State below Michigan #72. Instinctive three-down who can cover faster RBs, good flow and pursuit speed. Intense lay it on the line player who fits the MCDC mold. Liked him over WR Dyami Brown North Carolina DT Daviyon Nixon Iowa S Jevon Holland Oregon.
  5. The Lions current wide receiver room resembles an expansion draft roster; there's not a single upside young player or established vet. FAs Breshad Perriman (5th team in 5 years) and Tyrell Williams (last NFL snap was 2019) are neither immediate or long term solutions. Yet the roster is such a disaster that from an investment standpoint it makes more sense to take WRs late in this deep draft of perhaps 30+ starters. #85 (another TEN trade pick) WR Nico Collins lacks quickness and speed, but he plays big boy football, consistently winning 50/50 battles. Should be a wonderful possession receiver at the next level and offers red zone upside. Good vertical and strong hands but unlikely he'll be anything more than a solid starter. Easy choice over CB Paulson Adebo Stanford, LB Cameron McGrone Michigan, CB Robert Rochell Central Arkansas.
  6. #101 S Jamar Johnson Indiana is excellent against the run and solid in coverage. I like him over Talanoa Hufanga USC and Ar'Darius Washington TCU, other safeties going late 3rd/early 4th. RT/G Royce Newman Ole Miss and G Kendrick Green Illinois are other possibilities here.
  7. Having drafted a big bodied possession receiver, it might make sense to double down on a waterbug who could help out the return game now that Jamal Agnew left. At #112 there are two dynamic game breakers who can line up in the slot, run reverses, catch bubble screens or take it deep. While they have size limitations I think either one is capable of having a very good pro career. WR Tutu Atwell Louisville is a home run threat anytime he steps onto the field. Equally talented WR Jaelon Darden North Texas State had incredible production and displays excellent RAC. You could also go with S Andre Cisco Syracuse WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette or DT Tyler Shelvin LSU but where's the fun in that?
  8. By the 5th round, you're not honestly thinking you'll find a starter. It's a definite bonus but anyone on Day Three who contributes is gravy. But #153 Jaylon Moore T Western Michigan has great technique, keeps his feet moving, head on a swivel, anchors well, finishes well - can really be overwhelming in the right scheme. Limited once you ask him to block in motion but could develop into an excellent RG/RT rotational player.
  9. The TEN 3rd round pick will likely be in the #80-95 range.
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40 minutes ago, BobbyLayne said:

The Lions current wide receiver room resembles an expansion draft roster; there's not a single upside young player or established vet. FAs Breshad Perriman (5th team in 5 years) and Tyrell Williams (last NFL snap was 2019) are neither immediate or long term solutions.

BL, any thoughts on Quintez Cephus? I think he could be a valuable #2/possession-type -- (dis)agree?

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19 minutes ago, higgins said:

BL, any thoughts on Quintez Cephus? I think he could be a valuable #2/possession-type -- (dis)agree?

I’m not seeing it. To me his cap is as a WR3/4. He’s not especially athletic, neither fast or quick. He’s a strong kid and catches the ball well. He didn’t force his way into the lineup, but when injuries hit he was capable. He gained Stafford’s trust by being where he supposed to be. Nothing special IMO.

Except he will always be the first Quintez to score an NFL touchdown.

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Some betting lines on the draft courtesy of CBS Sports.

Penei Sewell draft position: 
Over 5.5 (-190)
Under 5.5 (+155)

Ja'Marr Chase draft position:
Over 5.5 (-115)
Under 5.5 (-115)

Kyle Pitts draft position:
Over 5.5 (+100)
Under 5.5 (-130)

Trey Lance draft position:
Over 6.5 (+100)
Under 6.5 (-130)

Patrick Surtain II draft position:
Over 10.5 (+100)
Under 10.5 (-130)

Rashawn Slater draft position:
Over 10.5 (+130)
Under 10.5 (-160)

Micah Parsons draft position:
Over 11.5 (-140)
Under 11.5 (+110)

Jaylen Waddle draft position:
Over 11.5 (-125)
Under 11.5 (-105)

DeVonta Smith draft position:
Over 11.5 (-105)
Under 11.5 (-125)

Jaycee Horn draft position:
Over 13.5 (-110)
Under 13.5 (-120)

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If the draft goes 3 QBs/Pitts/Sewell/Chase...

Take Lance? Waddle? Parsons? Slater?

Or trade back.

I don’t know if the PFN is totally realistic but my favorite scenarios are trading back multiple times in the first, until I get to the end of the first where I take Farley. Typically end up with 8-10 picks in 2021 and pick up 2-4 picks for 2022.

Example:

Trade #7 to the Cards for #16, #49 and 2022 3rd

Trade #16 to the Colts for #21 & #54

Trade #21 to the Saints for #28 and 2022 2nd

At #28 you can start off with a run and chase LB (Jamin Davis or Zaven Collins) or a starting DB (Caleb Farley or Trevon Moehig), with 8 picks this year and 9 in 2022.

2021: #28, #41, #49, #54, #72, #101, #112, #153

Find one more trade partner at 54 or 72 and you can package the 5th rounder with the late 3rd/early 4th swap to pick up another 4th or a 2022 3rd/4th.

Hoping Holmes will be very active working trade backs next week. There is a ton of depth at WR, S, LB, DT to be had in this draft - all areas we need to upgrade.

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40 minutes ago, BobbyLayne said:

If the draft goes 3 QBs/Pitts/Sewell/Chase...

Take Lance? Waddle? Parsons? Slater?

Or trade back.

I don’t know if the PFN is totally realistic but my favorite scenarios are trading back multiple times in the first, until I get to the end of the first where I take Farley. Typically end up with 8-10 picks in 2021 and pick up 2-4 picks for 2022.

Example:

Trade #7 to the Cards for #16, #49 and 2022 3rd

Trade #16 to the Colts for #21 & #54

Trade #21 to the Saints for #28 and 2022 2nd

At #28 you can start off with a run and chase LB (Jamin Davis or Zaven Collins) or a starting DB (Caleb Farley or Trevon Moehig), with 8 picks this year and 9 in 2022.

2021: #28, #41, #49, #54, #72, #101, #112, #153

Find one more trade partner at 54 or 72 and you can package the 5th rounder with the late 3rd/early 4th swap to pick up another 4th or a 2022 3rd/4th.

Hoping Holmes will be very active working trade backs next week. There is a ton of depth at WR, S, LB, DT to be had in this draft - all areas we need to upgrade.

I find myself doing the exact same thing when I use that simulator.  There are always trade back offers, and I wind up at the bottom of the 1st with multiple 2nd/3rds in 2021, as well as more picks for 2022.  I then wonder whether any of it is possible in reality.  Definitely like the drafts better when I trade down a couple times than when I stay put at 7, even if Chase or Sewell are there.  I attribute that to recognizing what an overwhelming roster flush the Lions need.

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Lions really need some team to want QB4. Best case they get the call themselves, giving them that tradedown opportunity. 2nd best case is another team in front trades back and that leaves another good player on the board. No trade downs and the choices become lesser.

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2 hours ago, Leroy Hoard said:

Lions really need some team to want QB4. Best case they get the call themselves, giving them that tradedown opportunity. 2nd best case is another team in front trades back and that leaves another good player on the board. No trade downs and the choices become lesser.

QB5 could also be in demand if Jones goes to SF. Could easily see a team panic and make a huge offer if Lance is the last blue chip QB at 7, with Carolina and Denver lurking at 8 and 9. That's my best case scenario. 

Outside of that I want Sewell or Slater. Either would give us a rock-solid offensive line to start the rebuild - I can't imagine a better way to do it. Wouldn't bother me if any of the offensive players turn into stars. Build the line. 

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Probably just had my favorite simulation:

17. Micah Parsons, LB, PSU

41. Richie Grant, S, UCF

49. Asante Samuel Jr., CB, FSU

72. Jalen Mayfield, OT, UofM

101. Nico Collins, WR, UofM

112. Ambry Thomas, CB, UofM

153. Jaylon Moore, OT, WMU

2022 2nd Round Pick LVR

2022 2nd Round Pick ARI

 

Might be a little UofM heavy.  :oldunsure:

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1 hour ago, Leroy Hoard said:

My best guess at what will be gone:

1-2-3 - TL, Wilson, Fields

4 - Pitts

5 - Sewell

6 - Chase

 

That puts us in a tough spot if that is the case. Seven is really the drop off. Maybe someone is willing to move up to take QB Lance or Jones, if not it will be interesting to see what direction we go in.

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58 minutes ago, King of the Jungle said:

That puts us in a tough spot if that is the case. Seven is really the drop off. Maybe someone is willing to move up to take QB Lance or Jones, if not it will be interesting to see what direction we go in.

If that team thinks they can get their QB at 7, Lions can trade back.  If that team trades with someone at 4-6, that drops one of the non QBs to the Lions. I'm hoping for Sewall, but might just settle for Slater.

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38 minutes ago, Leroy Hoard said:

If that team thinks they can get their QB at 7, Lions can trade back.  If that team trades with someone at 4-6, that drops one of the non QBs to the Lions. I'm hoping for Sewall, but might just settle for Slater.

Broncos, Pats are good trade partners for Fields/Lance, Chargers for a LT, Titans if Pitts falls, et al. Big fan of either option: take a OT or trade back. Multiple trade backs (with say LAC then TEN) would bring a big haul.

I’m gonna scream at my tv if we draft a run-n-chase LB at #7. He’s a talent but just no. We can draft a similar player at #41 or #72 or whatever we pickup (#47 from the Bolts or #53 from TT.)

Trade back, take Newsome/Farley in the 20s, an Edge/LB/NT/S with the next few picks, then Nico &/or a jitterbug + the BYU tackle or the LT from Western at #153....my perfect draft. Lots of depth in this at those 5 positions  (CB - not so much, late 1st/early 2nd for impact....the later round guys are pretty limited upside IMO.)

Anyway, looking forward to seeing how it plays out. Big moment for Holmes & Co, hope they nail it.

 

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Is a WR from Alabama really going to turn the franchise around? I'm a MIami fan so please understand I am asking myself a similar question and my answer is NO! I would be interested in any opinions you all have on what you would like to see happen on Draft Day, I'll scroll up thru this team thread as well, that should give me a current temperature on some of y'all. 

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On 4/21/2021 at 11:47 AM, BobbyLayne said:

Example:

Trade #7 to the Cards for #16, #49 and 2022 3rd

I think Miami is also in the mix with AZ, Chicago and yes even Tennessee.

Trade #16 to the Colts for #21 & #54

Another trade partner I like Miami to connect with after they slide back a few spots. 

Trade #21 to the Saints for #28 and 2022 2nd

You done your homework, another great soft spot to slide back or trade with. 👍

At #28 you can start off with a run and chase LB (Jamin Davis or Zaven Collins) or a starting DB (Caleb Farley or Trevon Moehig), with 8 picks this year and 9 in 2022.

:clap:

2021: #28, #41, #49, #54, #72, #101, #112, #153

Find one more trade partner at 54 or 72 and you can package the 5th rounder with the late 3rd/early 4th swap to pick up another 4th or a 2022 3rd/4th.

Hoping Holmes will be very active working trade backs next week. There is a ton of depth at WR, S, LB, DT to be had in this draft - all areas we need to upgrade.

Hard to argue against anything you posted, I was very clear in my agreement and I think you are right on. A couple teams including my beloved Miami Dolphins should follow a similar playbook, just happens we draft close or next to Detroit in almost every round. 

Good stuff Bobby

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54 minutes ago, Ministry of Pain said:

Is a WR from Alabama really going to turn the franchise around? I'm a MIami fan so please understand I am asking myself a similar question and my answer is NO! I would be interested in any opinions you all have on what you would like to see happen on Draft Day, I'll scroll up thru this team thread as well, that should give me a current temperature on some of y'all. 

Chase, Smith and Waddle s/b pro ready and will have nice careers. We’re not winning in 2021 and from an investment standpoint  prefer to either a) make a top ten O-line elite, or b) leverage the pick for more draft capital.

The roster is a shambles. The LBs are literally the worst group in the league and the WR room would look bad if it were an expansion draft team. Yet it’s important to remember this is a long term rebuild. Retooling to shore up one or two weaknesses doesn’t fit the long term plan. Off the ball linebackers are not worth taking in the top ten IMO and there are 30-35 guys who will start in 3WR sets from this draft class. Build it from the inside out (or trade back and grab a top 3-4 CB.) 

This is not the year to pull a Millen with the first pick of the new regime. 

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6 hours ago, Ministry of Pain said:

 I would be interested in any opinions you all have on what you would like to see happen on Draft Day, I'll scroll up thru this team thread as well, that should give me a current temperature on some of y'all. 

Perhaps just my 2 cents, but the general fanbase landscape as I see it for #7:

1. Trade Down 2. OT (Sewell could be 1 if Cincy somehow passes on him) 3. QB (at least Fields) 4. Chase 5. Parsons (again, for 7. obviously gains value soon after) 6. Basically any other person who might go in the top 20 7. Pitts (not that I wouldn't be surprised if he went earlier, but still)

 

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On 4/15/2021 at 10:12 AM, BobbyLayne said:

PFF gives you a letter grade for each pick & overall draft. Just OK overall.

PFN simulator brings a lot of trade offers; it’s fun trading out of the 7th pick and if you make a few trades you end up having 8-10 picks to work with plus a couple 2022s. Also their player profiles have more info.

:nerd:

If it were only as easy to trade down as it is in these simulators. Trading #7 for #9 with Denver is such a rewarding way to start the Lions draft.

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I think the draft might go 

Lawrence, Wilson, Fields or Lance 

Pitts

Chase 

Trade down for a QB team or Waddle 

 

I think we might have the pick of OTs and that would probably be the most solid and logical choice, failing a trade down, or Chase somehow falling. 

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4 hours ago, Apple Juice said:

For the first time in years I'm going to be on the edge of my seat during the top ten. If Sewell makes it past Cincy I'll be excited and scared at the same time.

Such difference in opinions. Dan Orlovsky saying Lions must not draft a skill player with first pick or they will be repeating past mistakes. Can pick up WRs later in draft. Free Press writer saying Lions must not draft OL with first pick. If they do not go WR with first pick there aren't any IMO defensive players worth # 7 so they would need to draft one of the OL.

Again the very best scenario is a trade down to get more picks and the option of going with one of the LBs or CBs or OL as they see fit. I have my fingers, toes and nuts crossed for a trade down.

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5 hours ago, Moonlight said:

Such difference in opinions. Dan Orlovsky saying Lions must not draft a skill player with first pick or they will be repeating past mistakes. Can pick up WRs later in draft. Free Press writer saying Lions must not draft OL with first pick. If they do not go WR with first pick there aren't any IMO defensive players worth # 7 so they would need to draft one of the OL.

Again the very best scenario is a trade down to get more picks and the option of going with one of the LBs or CBs or OL as they see fit. I have my fingers, toes and nuts crossed for a trade down.

Good chance that Sewell lasts until pick 7. I see 4 to 6 as Pitts, Chase, Smith, or a tradeup for a QB from Denver. CINN and MIA would be best served by picking a potential generational talent at OT,  but I think CINN goes OT later, and MIA goes IOL later, trusting their 2nd year tackles to improve.

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5 hours ago, Moonlight said:

Such difference in opinions. Dan Orlovsky saying Lions must not draft a skill player with first pick or they will be repeating past mistakes. Can pick up WRs later in draft. Free Press writer saying Lions must not draft OL with first pick. If they do not go WR with first pick there aren't any IMO defensive players worth # 7 so they would need to draft one of the OL.

Again the very best scenario is a trade down to get more picks and the option of going with one of the LBs or CBs or OL as they see fit. I have my fingers, toes and nuts crossed for a trade down.

Why is the Freep saying not to draft an OL? Of course the optimal choice is trading down. Outside of that I don't see the logic in taking a skill position player over a foundational offensive lineman. 

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50 minutes ago, Apple Juice said:

Why is the Freep saying not to draft an OL? Of course the optimal choice is trading down. Outside of that I don't see the logic in taking a skill position player over a foundational offensive lineman. 

The theory would be that the O-Line is already good, and could potentially be shored up on the right side in rounds 2 or 3.  Where as the pass catchers on this team are unproven to mediocre and if you can get a guy like Chase who could be the next Calvin Johnson you go for that.  If somehow Sewell and Chase are there at 7 that's going to be a hell of a choice.

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54 minutes ago, Foosball God said:

The theory would be that the O-Line is already good, and could potentially be shored up on the right side in rounds 2 or 3.  Where as the pass catchers on this team are unproven to mediocre and if you can get a guy like Chase who could be the next Calvin Johnson you go for that.  If somehow Sewell and Chase are there at 7 that's going to be a hell of a choice.

Very little chance that Chase is there unless Miami trades down to a QB needy team like the Broncos.

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7 minutes ago, SoBeDad said:

Very little chance that Chase is there unless Miami trades down to a QB needy team like the Broncos.

I could see Miami going with one of the Alabama receivers for the instant rapport with Tua, but agree it is more likely they go Chase.

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1 hour ago, Foosball God said:

The theory would be that the O-Line is already good, and could potentially be shored up on the right side in rounds 2 or 3.  Where as the pass catchers on this team are unproven to mediocre and if you can get a guy like Chase who could be the next Calvin Johnson you go for that.  If somehow Sewell and Chase are there at 7 that's going to be a hell of a choice.

Thanks for the rationale. To that I would say you could also get great WR prospects in rounds 2 or 3. OL and WR seem to be two of the deeper positions.

I guess the question is, where is the bigger talent gap? Is it Chase compared to 2nd round receivers or Sewell compared to 2 round o-line? I wouldn't hate getting Chase, but if I had to pick between WR or OL for this team I see OL as being far more important. I know it's one of our few "strengths" but having an elite offensive line has far greater ripple effect than a standout WR. 

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Chase is the only WR I'd consider at 7.  I'm a big DeVonte Smith fan but 7 is too high for him.  If both of them are available there I'm probably taking Sewell but it's a razor thin margin imo.  Sewell vs. any other pass catcher is an easier decision.

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5 hours ago, Foosball God said:

I could see Miami going with one of the Alabama receivers for the instant rapport with Tua, but agree it is more likely they go Chase.

Except besides our expansion draft WR room, we also have the worst LB corps in the entire league, very little talent in the defensive backfield, and two DTs signed for 2022. Trade back makes the most sense, need the extra picks to construct the roster.

But I would be cool with Sewell or Slater. Can't see taking a WR at #7 when we can easily pick up a WR2 and WR3 in later rounds. Why would anyone care if we have a stud WR or (weirdly) a second stud TE this year? We're losing double digit games more likely than not, so focus on foundational pieces.

I would be less thrilled with Fields or Lance but the rationale makes sense. Someone like Trey (If he's still there) would probably benefit from sitting a year or two. 

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1 minute ago, BobbyLayne said:

Except besides our expansion draft WR room, we also have the worst LB corps in the entire league, very little talent in the defensive backfield, and two DTs signed for 2022. Trade back makes the most sense, need the extra picks to construct the roster.

But I would be cool with Sewell or Slater. Can't see taking a WR at #7 when we can easily pick up a WR2 and WR3 in later rounds. Why would anyone care if we have a stud WR or (weirdly) a second stud TE this year? We're losing double digit games more likely than not, so focus on foundational pieces.

I would be less thrilled with Fields or Lance but the rationale makes sense. Someone like Trey (If he's still there) would probably benefit from sitting a year or two. 

I feel like the best way to win is when you have a young QB on a rookie deal so sitting a young QB for a couple of years is a luxury that only good teams can afford.

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42 minutes ago, BobbyLayne said:

Except besides our expansion draft WR room, we also have the worst LB corps in the entire league, very little talent in the defensive backfield, and two DTs signed for 2022. Trade back makes the most sense, need the extra picks to construct the roster.

But I would be cool with Sewell or Slater. Can't see taking a WR at #7 when we can easily pick up a WR2 and WR3 in later rounds. Why would anyone care if we have a stud WR or (weirdly) a second stud TE this year? We're losing double digit games more likely than not, so focus on foundational pieces.

I would be less thrilled with Fields or Lance but the rationale makes sense. Someone like Trey (If he's still there) would probably benefit from sitting a year or two. 

With such little talent on defense and at WR I hope for a trade back too. But if Holmes/consensus is that Fields or Lance is a difference making QB then I would have to reluctantly support the choice. Also if they cant trade back, the QB choice is even better. But I keep thinking that they fully want to support Goff and Holmes is a big supporter since Rams chose Goff #1 that they will wait to see on QB.

Odds are they will be drafting as high or higher next year and may be able to trade back then if they already have their QB. Though I want to believe that a new coaching staff and approach coupled with wiser drafting and FA signing could result in better results than many might expect. Some of that hope is dependent on Goff being at least average QB.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Foosball God said:

I feel like the best way to win is when you have a young QB on a rookie deal so sitting a young QB for a couple of years is a luxury that only good teams can afford.

It is a blueprint. It is not the way, the truth, and the life everlasting.

Since we went to the rookie wage scale in 2011, it's been a popular way to get to a Super Bowl. 

In the last 9 years, 7 losing SB teams had a quarterback on a rookie contract. The lone winner In that span was Mahomes and the Chiefs in 2019-20.

It's a simple thing to restructure big QB contracts to free up cap space. Just this offseason: $19M for the Bucs, $17M for the Chiefs, $15M for the Lions, all from converting annual roster bonuses into a signing bonus (& thus spreadable over the life of the contract instead of the one time hit.) 

Having a QB on a rookie contract is nice if that's your situation but it's not really a decision driver.

 

Personally I think they are committed to Goff for the next two years. We might draft a QB next year (when we'll likely have an even higher draft pick) but I don't see them taking Fields/Jones/Lance in two days. But who knows.

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19 minutes ago, Moonlight said:

Jeremy Fowler reported Lions had interest in trade up to #4 to pick Chase. But cost was too high.

Wasn't expecting that.

 

Hoping it's a smokescreen. Lets them gauge the cost of #4 and drives up the perceived value of Chase. Whether Holmes really wanted to do this or not, I'm glad it didn't happen and like the fact that it gives other teams something to chew on. 

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1 hour ago, Apple Juice said:

Hoping it's a smokescreen. Lets them gauge the cost of #4 and drives up the perceived value of Chase. Whether Holmes really wanted to do this or not, I'm glad it didn't happen and like the fact that it gives other teams something to chew on. 

Odd one this late. I suppose they might be prompting another team who wants that pick for a QB to trade up to 4, thus insuring every non QB to drop back a spot. 

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Todd McShay's final mock:

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

2. New York Jets: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU

3. San Francisco 49ers: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

4. Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

5. Cincinnati Bengals: Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU

6. Miami Dolphins: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

7. Detroit Lions: Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

8. Carolina Panthers: Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern

9. Denver Broncos: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State

10. Dallas Cowboys: Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama

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15 hours ago, Moonlight said:

Lions cut TE Hunter Bryant today. He was the most expensive FA signed post draft last year.

Gotta make room for that 1st round TE!

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16 hours ago, Leroy Hoard said:

As usual the local media being led around by the nose by some random rumor. Barked out by someone who sounds like a new yawk cabbie from hell.

I refuse to listen to Mike Valenti anymore.  The show is horrible now.

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This is the absolute best time of the year when you're a Lions fan.  The excitement of a high draft pick that could change the fortunes of the franchise could be selected tonight!  And they haven't had a chance to #$%! things up by drafting the wrong guy yet.

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