The honeymoon is over. The time period where we gloss over any shortcomings about the Detroit Lions draft picks has expired. No longer do we celebrate the new players just for being new and exciting. It’s time to sit down and be critical.
Because three years from now, there’s a pretty good chance we’ll look back on this draft and find a mistake or two. This is not to say that Lions general manager Bob Quinn is bad at his job—every team makes mistakes in pretty much every draft. And although, we don’t have the resources nor the scheme knowledge to know exactly where Detroit made their mistake, we’re still allowed to have opinions on the matter.
So today’s Question of the Day is:
What do you think was the Lions’ worst draft pick this year?
My answer: This is a tough one for me to say, because my research on the individual players is still nowhere near where it needs to be in order to give any real criticism. Obviously, the Tracy Walker pick was the biggest head-scratcher, but I haven’t dug deep enough into his history to offer a well-researched opinion.
So, I’ll have to stick with my guns and say that the Lions’ worst move over the weekend was the move up to get Kerryon Johnson. As I wrote on Friday, I am a fan of Johnson and he was the running back I hoped the Lions would get. However, I didn’t think he was good enough nor was the position that big of a need in order to justify trading what would essentially equate to next year’s third-round pick for a move halfway up the second round (when combined with their other trade).
It’s not an egregious error, especially when they got the opportunity to grab a defensive lineman with the second trade up, but it was my least favorite move, and certainly the most risky.
What was the Lions’ worst draft pick?
This poll is closed
C Frank Ragnow
RB Kerryon Johnson
S Tracy Walker
DT Da’Shawn Hand
OT Tyrell Crosby
FB Nick Bawden