So the draft is fast approaching us. Your Deroit Lions, barring a trade will have the #2 pick in the draft. Let’s take a look at the likely candidates they might end up drafting, and what I think about them…
Jamarcus Russell, QB, LSU
Well, it is widely speculated that this 260 pound monster might be drafted #1 by the Raiders. It would seem to make the most sense for them to do, but if I have learned anything about the Raiders, they will do what they feel like doing. I personally don’t think the Lions need a QB as a pressing need, so even if he is avaliable, I say pass on him.
Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame
Again, I don’t think this position is important to the Lions right now. If it was, I would for sure say Russell over Quinn. In every big game Quinn ever played in, he got SMOKED. Brady Quinn’s biggest accomplishment at ND was bringing his team back late in games to defeat inferior opponents he never should have been losing to. PASS.
Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech
Quite possibly the most talented player in the entire draft. This guy is going to be huge someday. That being said, if Matt Millen drafts another WR this high ever again, there will be rioting in the streets of Pontiac. I would have said the streets of Detroit, but they don’t do that anymore there.
Joe Thomas, OL, Wisconsin
This is the projected guy for the Lions to draft. He is a big, talented, Offensive lineman. The Lions have a strong need at offensive line, so it would seem to make sense. But let’s just beware cause a few years ago the Lions used their first round pick on an OL from Wisconsin named Aaron Gibson. That 400 pound marshmallow was off the team a few years later and now I believe works at a Burger King in Dallas. This whole disgrace makes me want to shy away from that position from that school. Which leads me to….
Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma!
This is the guy. He came off an injury to mesmorize the entirety of the NFL combine. He is a freak athlete with heart and drive. On top of that the Lions RB Kevin Jones is coming off a major injury and they have NOBODY on the depth chart behind him. I watched Peterson’s finale in the bowl game between Oklahoma and Boise State. While Boise State was awesome and won the game, one thing stuck out, Peterson was a stud. If the Lions want to do something to energise the fan base and make a smart and solid decision for the future, they should take Peterson.
So all that being said Millen will draft Quinn and be rewarded with a 5 year extension.