Well, the Draft was compared to Christmas for us Lions, and Sunday night I guess I knew what it felt like to have received coal as a gift. I killed many brain cells, during and after the draft with vodka. But a curious thing happened today when I reflected. I stepped back and evaluated the selections, and I am actually surprised. They aren’t half bad.
I told myself going into the draft that it would hinge on who they selected at #20. Malualuga, Laurinitas, P. Jerry, and Oher all had in my opinion either reached their ceilings in college and were potential busts in the making. These players were the general census to go at #20. What did Detroit do? They took, other than Curry, the most complete player available.
I do not have faith in Mayhew / Lewand. But I do in Schwartz, I am on record stating the Lions will win 3 games next year. This draft was not an end all, be all. It was the first step in acquiring a complete puzzle. If someone hands you a quarter of the pieces in a jigsaw puzzle you cant complete the puzzle, and what you have looks like a hot mess. But with the upgrades to the defense this year, not an overhaul like the fans wanted; we will win 3-4 games and have a top 3 selection again. After next years free agency period and College Draft we will be half way where we need to be. Then I will determine where we are as a team, for myself. But this upcoming season is pretty much like the Pistons 08-09 season, a wash. A base for the foundation.
Keep your heads up.