Mayhew recently stated that at pick 10 that the elite players may already be off the Lion's board. So as of last Sunday, the team did not identify a sure 10 players. I was trying to come up with a list myself who may those guys be. So far I have come up with Defensive End Clowney. At Tackles it would be Matthews, Robinson, and Lewan. All three would be top 5 picks in most drafts. At Linebacker I have Mack and maybe the raw Barr. At Wide Receiver there is only one that is considered elite in POD and that is Watkins. Ebron is a very interesting Tight End with his size, skill set, and limited experience as mostly a Receiver. Then one could consider Defensive Tackle Donald.
That makes nine players listed here. All have very good skills that would make them near the top of any draft. The others not on the list could be considered good players in most drafts, but not special or elite. Did I list too many or miss anyone? I did this thinking our player is most likely going to come from one of these guys and I as a fan would be good with any one of them. Sure there is greater needs, but we should not miss out on this year's elite players.