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Feelin Drafty

Since whatever shreds of hope I was hanging onto were ruthlessly evicerated this weekend, I've discovered what gets Lions fans through November:  Thinking about the draft.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think we’re the Lions – I think we’re closer to the San Antonio Spurs season when they were decimated by injury and won the chance to draft Tim Duncan.  So my question is simple; who is our Tim Duncan? 

Obviously, we can’t know where we’ll draft (I’m guessing top ten) or what Ruskell sees as our main needs.  I know everyone here would like to see B Russ replaced, but is Taylor Mays that guy?  Is he really a top ten talent, or is that a reach?  What about WR?  Can we count on Branch for a full season?  Even so, Engram will be another year older (and may still have some hard feelings over his contract), so I don’t think we can count on production there…

After looking at some mock drafts and consolidating their findings, here are a few guys I think might be good fits for blue & green next year:

  • Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech (I’ve only seen him in one game, but he was AWESOME)

 

  • Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
  • William Moore, FS, Missouri (6'1" 225, and around 4.4/4.5 speed)
  • Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois (I only include him because a few mocks think the Seahawks will go CB; personally, I can’t see it – I think if the best player on the board is a CB they trade down)
  • Rey Maualuga, ILB, USC (if Leroy Hill walks, we’ve had pretty ok luck with USC linebackers lately)

I’m sure I’m missing somebody’s favorite in here – Maybe another OL bruiser?  Walt won’t be here forever…

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