OK I know it is still early in the season but with only 2 wins, no playoff chances and Stafford out for the season. I have lost faith in being positive for any kind of real development or a chance to get back into the race for the North. That being said we will be granted a high draft pick again. I took a quick peak at what they have Detroit listed as taking and it has Da' Quan Bowers DE of Clemson.
I wanted to not argue about who we should take or what place we will be drafting due to the season still having so many games to play and that could have an effect on draft order or who is available. I do want to put a disclaimer that I have not been able to watch many games since I live in Texas. I also am not trying to play fantasy football or anything here. I am looking at pure stats, not what I am missing in the game play. This is where I hope some of you will tell me, ( in a nice way ) if this would be a bad idea.
If we have a high pick at DE, should we not try to trade Avril ? He has kind of been the same stat wise this year as last. I expected a higher production from him this year since the line is much improved from last year. He has been injured for a game earlyer and we seem to have a lot of depth produces very close to how he does. If we can get a 2nd rounder out of him we could really use it improve the team vs Avril riding the pine behind this guy. It was just a thought, I am not looking to replace him, but if the talant in the draft says take this guy at this pick and he is much better then Avril. We could use a 2nd rounder to pick up a new O-line player. Our other 2nd rounder on a LB. IMO that would make sense.
All of this would be of course if this is where we draft and our FO believes in the guy and drafts him. Then Avril would be kind of expendable at that point. Again, not looking to trade him but if we get Bowers then he is not really a need for the team and could be traded to fill an actual need for the team. Just wanted to see what everyone thought. It seems that if they were to draft Bowers that high that the wrighting on the wall would say Avril may be gone. Thanks for your input guys.