Even though the Detroit Lions' selection of Taylor Decker didn't come as much of a surprise, the pick was actually quite divisive among fans and experts alike. Fans here at Pride Of Detroit gave the Lions a little less than a B grade on average:
Nationally, there is little consensus on how the Lions did after one round. ESPN analyst and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik called the Lions pick one of the best fits in the first round. On the other hand, Pro Football Focus gave the Lions a D+ for their selection of Decker.
Here's a quick rundown of other national reactions to the pick:
- ESPN's Lions beat writer Michael Rothstein gave the Lions pick a thumbs up.
- SB Nation's Dan Kadar gave the pick a B.
- Eric Edholm of Yahoo! Sports gave Detroit a C+.
- Mike Mayock called the selection "a really solid pick for rookie general manager Bob Quinn."
- Mike Tanier of Bleacher Report graded Detroit's first round a solid B.
- Doug Farrar of SI.com gave the Lions a B-.
In case you missed our Facebook Live session Thursday night, I spent a good chunk of the night discussing the Decker pick and what's next for the Lions in the NFL Draft:
Live chat: Discussing the Taylor Decker pick and the rest of the NFL Draft.Posted by Pride of Detroit on Thursday, April 28, 2016