I'll start by saying that most of what I have been reading is ESPN Insider coverage so I won't be posting the links as some can't read.
For starters, Lupati is being hyped on day 3 and ESPN is saying he is dominating. They started the practices lining him up at tackle, but realized it was a mistake and have since moved him to Guard in the practices. ESPN actually said that Lupati "has no weakness in his game at the guard position". My worry now is that he will go before we get to the second round if he performs well in the Combine. How do you guys feel about Lupati?
Another interesting comment was the quality of the DE and DT positions in this years draft. These 2 positions are being touted as the best this year and happen to be some of our biggest needs. ESPN and Scouts Inc are saying that Derrick Morgan is a ridiculous talent at DE and will go in the Top 5.
I honestly see the front office attempting to trade down if at all possible. With names like McCoy and Berry possibly on the board at #2, there is a chance someone might jump.
Dan Williams is a DT that we could get in the 2nd round and he's a 360 lb monster. He's more in line with what others were saying the lions coaching staff is looking for and is being compare to Haloti Ngata.
If we could trade down in the first round, get Derrick Morgan, get Williams in the 2nd and pick up extra picks or a veteran in trade, I don't see it as a terrible option, I just don't know the odds of us unloading the #2 pick.
I also wouldn't be opposed to picking up Haden if we somehow find a way to trade down. I don't think it's impossible. There are some quality players in the Top 3 that people might lock in on.
What does everyone think?