I went back and forth hard between Okudah and Derrick Brown. I love them both and I am more than fine with drafting Okudah. O love this kid even though he blew up my mock because I switched to Brown!
Here is the Lions new looking CB position group…and I love this:
Desmond Trufant, Jeffery Okudah, Justin Coleman, Amani Oruwariye, Jamal Agnew and then Darryl Roberts/Tony McRae/Mike Ford and so on. There is a whole lot to like there. A whole lot.
In the end Okudah, Henderson, AJ Terrell, Damon Arnette, Noah Igbinoghene and Jeff Gladney all go round one. Wow. Six CBs. Talk about depth at that position. And there are still at least two really solid CBs left that should go rd. 2 including Kristian Fulton and Jaylon Johnson. To me there will be trades as CB desperate teams will want to grab one of the remaining two really solid CBs available including the Cowboys and maybe the Broncos?
I see six OTs also went and that is no surprise. Also six WRs meaning over half of the first round was a CB/OT or WR. Crazy. 4 QBs go rd. 1 too. That is 22 of 32 players drafted. Of the remaining ten there were 2 DTs, 4 LBers (Simmons, Patrick Queen, Jordyn Brooks and Murray), 1 RB, 1 Center and 2 DEs (Chase Young and Chaisson). That is your 32 players selected by position.
I am very happy with our CB position group. I am surprised so many CBs went rd. 1 which makes me happy we got the #1 guy as pressure to trade back for a CB may yield a solid return in rd. 2.
Thoughts on our CB position group and how this draft fell?