First off, I really do not like these things. Mock drafts are more of an eight year olds' christmas wish list. But since my wife thinks I act like a child. Here we go. And I am doing two versions. One, for all the Curry- manics. And one for all Stafford man-crush backers. In mine there are no trades. The Lions have not given me the power to make trades(yet).
#1. Aarron Curry- ILB/OLB 6"2 254lbs. Wake Forest
With NO ILB on the roster. Curry is a dominating force. Enough said.
#20 Evander Hood-DT 6"3 300lbs. Missouri
Great size and strenght. Played in a 3-4 defence. Does not have the burst of quickness like Raji or Jerry. But he is stronger, and a gap filler.
#33. Eric Wood. OG/C/OT 6"4 310 Louisville
Can play all the O-line positions. Has an OT reach( 34 inches). recording 78 knockdowns, sixteen touchdown-resulting blocks in 2008.
#65. Sherrod Martin-CB 6"1 198lbs. Troy
Early career injuries have showed his progress. But he has good speed and footwork. Could fight for Herny's spot. At the #2 CB.
#82 Paul Kruger DE 6"4 263lbs. Utah.
61 tackles. 7.5 sacks. With some added weight he could be a outside "bull rusher".
#174 Clinton McDonald DT 6"2 283lbs. Memphis
Had a good pro day. 36 reps on the bench. Led the Tiger with 7 sacks. Needs to add weight. But could be a sub for the older DT's on the roster.
Dan Gronkowski TE 6"6 255lbs Maryland.
Was known as a very good blocker. Maryland changed to the West Coast offense last season. And he became a very good receiver as well.
#255 Nick Reed ILB 6"2 245lbs. Oregon
The kid can play. He was a DE at Oregon. But not big enough to play it at the NFL level. Would be a good back-up to Curry.
NO QB in my Curry draft. If you dont take 'em in the first. Just dont take one.
on to the Stafford draft.
#1 Matt Stafford. QB 6"2 225lbs. Georgia
Great fotball I.Q. Great arm strenght. Good accuracy. Could be a Francise QB.
#20 Evander Hood DT 6"3 300lbs. Missouri
#33 James "animal jr." Laurinaitis ILB 6"2 244lbs Ohio State.
Great natural instincts. Does not make alot of "highlight" tackles. But always finds himself around the ball.
#65 Lawrence Sidbury DE 6"3 266lbs Richmond
Quick, Athletic, with good strengh. Was on the Track and field team. Fits the mold of a Jevon Kearse. Just shorter.
#82 Kraig Urkik OG 6"5 328lbs Wisconsin
Was injuried this season. The Badgers went 1-5 without him. Great run blocker. With good NFL size and strengh. Could be at either guard positions.
#82 Morgan Trent CB 6"1 193lbs. Michigan
Good size,and a good tackler. Needs to improve his awarness and back peddling technique.
#192 Dan Gronkowski TE 6"6 255lbs. Maryland
#255 Blake Schlunter C 6"3 290 TCU
A pure athlete, everything you want out of a center ... except maybe size.
So there it is. NO LT. But I thought the line played well late in the year. And the defense is the unit with the most needs. Well that wasted about an hour and a half of my day. So let the pundits have at it.. I dont care who is drafted first. I am looking at the draft as a whole. The Lions have done a horrilbe job. Of finding starters in the later rounds. I am hoping that this year will be different. Go Lions.