With the 5th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select: Tavon Austin, Wide Receiver. West Virginia.
- Giving the Lions a 1st day starter on the other side of the field from Calvin Johnson.. And creating competition/ an alternate PR/KR with Reggie Bush. Tavon opens a whole new section in the Lions playbook, and creates huge mismatches leading scoring opportunities on every snap.. with Tavon on the field it will leave Reggie Bush, Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler, or Nate Burelson completely open and/or Calvin in single coverage on every play. The Lions will break scoreboards with this pick.. PICKING TAVON AUSTIN AT #5 IS NOT A REACH!!!!!!!!
With the 36th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select: Margus Hunt, Defensive End. SMU.
- in this draft the top 10 DEs are the same grade. So it comes down to motor, size, and upside.. Hunt checks each of these boxes, especially size (being the biggest fastest dude in the draft). He will alternate with Willie Young perfectly. I'm also down with any other DE that's graded higher.. I think I mostly like Hunt for his ablilty to block kicks and extra points... NCAA record 17... (10 field goals, 7 extra points) <<<<< That's freaking nuts!
With the 68th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select: Khaseem Greene, Linebacker. Rutgers.
- I'd be okay with any higher rated LB, CB, or Safety here.. I'd like Tyrann Mathieu here.. But we'll see..
Reasons I did not take any OL in the first 3 picks:
- I'm assuming the best 2 OT are gone before the 5th pick. Thus, shuffling the Best Players Available.. and leaving the Lions to take the Best Center AND best Guard (or Tackle that could switch to Guard) available in later 3rd and early 4th round.
- The Lions look like they have a (for lack of a better word) decent OL in my opinion, with Nagy, Reiff, Raiola, Sims, Fox.. with Hilliard and Gandy as depth guys.. Obviously needs to be addressed though.. (Possibly a free agent?)
- This draft is significantly deep at OL talent.
*******Don't get me wrong I'm hoping for one of those tackles to slide into our lap... But I'm doubting it happens.. and the next best way to keep Stafford healthy is by keeping the pass rush to a minimum, thus spreading the field, and giving him a COUPLE of quick players who are easy to dump the ball off to..*****