Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Lions Drafting Strategy: Take Everyone!

Posted By on Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 11:35 AM

It looks like the Detroit Lions, who own the first pick in the NFL draft, may be planning on taking Jason Smith, the offensive tackle out of Baylor. It's upsetting for Rams fans -- because some want to see them draft him at #2. 

I covered Smith not too long ago, when I previewed the offensive tackles available in the draft that the Rams might consider taking with their top pick. I liked him then, and I like him now. If he's gone, it's really going to hurt my feelings.

But wait, there's more! Chris Mortenson, the ESPN guy who's always just sort of hanging around in the background of all the shows, is convinced that the Lions are taking Matt Stafford, the QB out of Georgia. Now we're talking. They take Stafford, the Rams can get whichever of the OT's they prefer, either Smith (my choice), or Eugene Monroe (also a good pick), from Virginia.

Then again, the Lions are also rumored to be negotiating with pretty much everyone's agents, so these may not be the most ironclad reports you're ever going to see. Such is the nature of the draft nowadays, I suppose. 

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