At first glace, it would be easy to say the lions did something really stupid by drafting a position where we were strong. But as you look deeper into it, you can see what it does:
1. A few weeks ago Mayhew hinted that the person they pick wont necessarily start, and they would be keeping the future in mind when drafting him. Though Nick Fairley will be a starter, its easy to see where they kept the future in mind. Kyle Vandenbosch has an intensity around him that is contagious. Getting another Elite talent for Vandenbosch to rub off on is a great idea. He wont be around forever, and if he is the attitude setting the tone for Fairley's career, WATCH OUT! This pick could solidify a top defensive line for a long time.
2. Though the draft isnt over, I'm already looking forward to free agency. We still have needs at OLB, CB, and a 3rd Wide reciever. I feel like the Nick Fairley pick is going to make Detroit a target spot for defensive players. When you have such a hot line, it makes the job of the other players much easier by putting pressure on the quarterback and forcing bad throws. We saw this last year, and this year we will see it more. Because of this, I feel like CB's and LB's will have a hard time saying no to our Detroit when Schwartz comes knocking.
3. My last comment is about Da'quan bowers. In 8 hours and 50 minutes we are going to find out where he ends up. I know the injury concerns are high, but if we can pick him up in the 2nd round, I dont think we should hesitate. I remember thinking how awesome it would be if they picked him up with the 13th pick. Now, after reading comments about him from GM's around the league, I would love for him to be the pick in the second round.
What do you think? Da'quan Bowers is still available. What should we do?