Ahhh, the draft is over and once again the Lions faithful begin to lose their minds over who we should have drafted rather than who [whom?] Mayhew et al did draft. Yes, those screams and wails of frustration are from the fans who watch in impotent horror as their faves get passed over, not once or twice, but three or four times, by Mayhew and the Lions for some guy they barely ever heard of. SAY WHAT??!!??
So I thought I would look at who was passed and construct a straight draft [no trades] of who the Lions could have walked away with. And just try to imagine the state of the fan base if the Lions had picked these guys. Just think if before the draft someone had told you that this would be the Lions 2012 draft haul.
Round # 1 at # 23 - David DeCastro G
AHHHHHH!!!! THE GUY IS A BEAST! Goodbye Mr. Peterman.
Round # 2 at # 54 - Peter Konz C
OMG!!! THE GUY IS A BEAST!! Goodbye Raiola! We will never lose a game again! Or the Leos could also have picked Josh Robinson CB or Reuben Randle WR if you did not care to load up on the O Line.
Round # 3 at # 85 - Lamar Miller RB
PINCH ME!! I have to be dreaming! How can every other team in the NFL be so stupid!! So long to that druggy Mikel whatsisname and to that head case Jahvid Best. I used to like you but hey, that was last year. Hey, maybe we should get some defensive players? We do NEED a CB or two, right?
Round # 4 at # 117 - Brandon Boykin CB
I LOVE THIS GUY!! Did you see what he did against my beloved Spartans? He is an awesome kick returner too. So long Stefan Logan. You were so last year. If you wanted a taller guy, Josh Norman CB was also available. We have to make sure that Aaron Berry never sees the field again! Did you see the two INTs he flubbed against the Saints? What a useless jerk!
Round # 5 at # 158 - Markelle Martin FS
WOW!! Did you see him knock the ball loose, then take that guys helmet off?! WHAT A BEAST! We need a Safety to get that horrible Amari guy back on the bench or maybe back to starting cornerback! Whatever.
Round # 7 at # 219 and # 230 - Alfonzo Dennard CB and Cam Johnson DE
LOOK!! An INT!! He's awesome! Cut that Berry fella right now! I hate him!
HOLY MOLEY! Did he just beat that Kalil guy to crush the USC QB?!! PERFECT! Let's get rid of that greedy bum Cliff Avril! I hate his money grubbing guts!
The guys that I pictured all spent a great deal of time on Mock Drafts in the first, second, and sometimes the third round. And imagine that, we could have drafted them in the third, fourth, fifth and even seventh rounds.
The lesson I learned [again] is that the Big Boards and Mock Drafts of fans and pundits are nearly useless, and my judgement based on [wasted] hours of you tube watching and internet surfing is even worse. I have my own oh for twenty performance as an armchair GM to prove it. OH WAIT!! That just proves that I am a lot smarter than Mayhew because my guys will be ten times better than his!! I WIN!!!