So in my group of friends, I'm the only Lions fan, and pretty much everyone else has their own favorite team (this is what happens when you're raised in LA). The other day we played a hypothetical game where each of our teams could poach one player from any other team in the league (not including QBs, cause that's too obvious). It could be any player, any non-QB position, but it really factors in three elements. 1) What position on your team most requires a single infusion of talent? 2) Who are the marquee names in that position? 3) Of those marquee names, which one would you feel most comfortable rooting for over the next XX years?
This game factors in contracts and unruliness and injury history and all those things. The obvious answer most people do is to immediately say "oooh, I'd take Chris Johnson." And sure, there's a logic to that if you want to support it. But I'm of the mindset that more thought is necessary rather than a random polling of the Pro Bowl Roster. What are your guys thoughts for this Lions team? It's arguably harder to play this game for us cause there are so many holes, but I'd be intrigued to see your pick.
For the record, my pick when we played was for Darrelle Revis. I think this Lions team is BEGGING for a shutdown corner, and Revis is young and superlative. I'm not too concerned about the contract issue, since I assume the Lions would pay to keep him (hell, I'd chip in), and the man legitimately deserves to be the highest paid corner in the league. My runner-up was Ryan Clady, because I have a soft spot for Boise State and young franchise LT's are too valuable to pass up.
I'd put a poll up here, but there are really too many options to list. I'm curious to hear all of your takes on this.
(note - even if QBs were eligible, I think I still would have picked Revis. I believe in Staff, and honestly think he can get us there before too long.)