So I am a huge fan of the draft. I have been spending the past few weeks reading all the mock drafts that people have been releasing. Since I love talking about the draft so much I thought I'd put up a fanpost with my favorite players by position. I would be happy grabbing any of these players with our pick at 23. Also I will post some players I like for later in the draft. Let me know what you think or anyone that I may have missed as a late round steal.
QB: Yeah we have the best young QB in the game (Cam looks promising also) so I wouldn't want any QB unless maybe Luck falls to 23.
RB: It might be a packed backfield but if picked I wouldn't cry about it.
1: Trent Richardson
Later rounds : Edwin Baker (5th)
FB: Yeah we don't even have the position anymore so we can skip this.
WR: Calvin is the best reciever in the league and Titus "TD" Young looked to have alot of talent if he can keep his head on straight. I have been a big fan of Nate but we need more depth and young talent at this position.
1: Justin Blackmon
2: Alshon Jeffery
Later rounds : BJ Cunningham (6th-7th) Junior Hemingway (undrafted)
TE: I really like Grew and Schef and not big on the TE's coming out. That being said Georgia's Orson Charles could be a great grab in the 3rd round if available.
OT: I am hoping the Lions start addressing their OL needs early in the draft this year.
1: Matt Kalil
2: Jonathan Martin
3: Mike Adams (a 2nd round grab of Adams would be amazing)
Later rounds : Brandon Mosley (4th-5th)
OG: A big giant of a man on the inside that can help our run game would be nice.
1: Cordy Glenn
2: David DeCastro
C: We need to get a center to come in and start learning from Raiola, possibly playing starting guard.
1: Peter Konz (my personal favorite pick for Lions)
Later rounds : Michael Brewster (3rd-4th)
DE: I would like to see us get another edge rusher with Avril possibly leaving and KVB being as old as he is.
1: Quiton Couples
Later rounds: Jared Crick (2nd)
DT: We have a wealth of talent at our DT position but if one of our top tackles leaves via trade I would want to see someone come in to fill the spot.
Later rounds : Jerel Worth (2nd) Alameda Ta'amu (4th)
OLB: Our linebacker crew was greatly improved in 2012 but getting a stud linebacker would help shore up our defense all around.
1: Courtney Upshaw
Later rounds : Zach Brown or Bruce Irvin in the 2nd. Both would be a reach for a first round pick for us.
ILB: I was incredibly happy to get Tulloch but we need to make sure to resign him for a few years. A young talent that could learn from Tulloch and get some playing time might make sense here.
1: Vontaze Burfict (character issues aside he's a scary guy)
Later rounds : Dont'a Hightower (2nd) Jerry Franklin (5th)
CB: We have tons of talent at the CB position. I am a fan of Houston, Wright, Berry, and even the Phonz. A "shutdown" corner would be a great pickup for us.
1: Morris Claiborne
2: Dre Kirkpatrick
3: Janoris Jenkins
4: Alfonzo Dennard
5: Stephon Gilmore
S: Our depth at saftey was really challenged this year. I liked the Harris pickup but injuries really killed us. Having Wendling and Spivey as our starting safties was not something I was happy about.
1: Mark Barron
Later rounds : Markelle Martin and Harrison Smith in the 2nd
Trades and re-signings will be a big factor for our draft this year. Ideally I would like to see 2 offensive linemen OT/OG/C, one secondary CB/S, and one offense weapon RB/WR/TE as our first 4 picks. I hope this post isn't to hard to follow, let me know what you think.