Stay here with Lionsgab for your 2013 NFL Draft Live Blog:
Very clever move by the Commish to start with two New York/Jersey heroes on stage to avoid the boos that have plagued him for a few years.
And for those of you drinking with each Leon Sandcastle mention, tip your cups.
Fisher was the top player in the draft in my opinion and in my estimation, the Lions board.
The big question for the Lions right now is how many elite prospects are on their board? If the only have 2 or 3, the Lions could be looking at a move up. I’m guessing it would cost at least a 2nd or 3rd rounder. Higher if they are competing with others for the pick.
Top two players on my board for the Lions gone, two picks in. If they are retaining Eugene Monroe next year, strange move to pick a RT 2nd overall.
Eagles on the clock. Come on Star Lotulelei…damn.
Lions are trying to trade down, hopefully the two really good DTs, QB or DE are enticing enough.
Lions’ pick is in. Unless NFLN missed the Trade graphic.
Mayock thinks Ansah and he’s the best in the biz. BARRY!!!!
Ziggy Ansah could be the missing peice or the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Ansah is as boom or bust as it gets.
The Lions’ thought process here is swing for the fence and go with the biggest upside they could find. There really wasn’t a safe pick in that spot and obviously no trade down possibility. The Lions will need to work with him a lot on technique and understanding the game. Teams will gameplan against him because he is so raw. They will try to confuse him and really test his knowledge of the game, the defensive scheme and his technique.
He is going to have to LIVE in the film room and never leave his position coaches’ sides from now until September.
So 1/3 of the way through the first round and the offensive lineman have dominated the scene. With six going in the first 11 picks the tone has been set. On the flip side, three pass rushers gone as well, with the potential for a 4th with Floyd going to Oakland.
This was billed as a draft for the trenches and it has lived up to that so far.
For the Lions’ interests, fans should be rooting for the quarterbacks to slide and start going in the mid to late twenties. This will provide a potential trade market and let some of the other prospects fall into their laps.