As the debates continue I am settling in to the idea of the Lions draft Okudah and I am cool with that.
But past that I am looking at whether the rest of the defense can be fixed and still tinker with the offense.
When I moch draft I now take Okudak…and then look to edge defenders in rd. 2 or rd. 3 and a number of names keep coming up for me. This link is also VERY interesting:
I am now focused on Okudah in rd. 1 and edge rushers in 2. These names seem very interesting to me:
Epenesa, Curtis Weaver, Terrell Lewis and KLavon Chaisson. All BIG guys (6’2"-6’5" and 250-262 pounds). Yetur Gross-Matos fits here too.
After that I am convinced we will go after DT Leki Fotu in rd. 3 with our early pick. The link I posted above cites Lki as the second most productive DT in the draft, one spot above Derreck Brown. Fotu is 6’5" and 330 pounds and would make a solid combo with Shelton for that role.
THEN…I grab my starting right guard. Seems like a deep guard/center draft. What do folks think about Josh Jones, John Simpson, Ben Bredeson or Robert Hunt? All seem like solid ROG prospects. Lloyd Cushenberry seems like a solid possibility too and maybe even Tyler Biadasz? Regardless it sure seems like that second 3rd round pick can yield a starting ROG in this draft. Thoughts?
If we get a viable #2 CB, a great edge player, DT depth and then our starting ROG that seems realistic and smart.
I can see a trade down in rd. 2 with all this in mind. That might help land DT Fotu as I see that big guy maybe as a priority DT in rd. 2.
Thoughts on edge guys available in rd. 2? How 'bout guards?
Past rd. 2 there seems to be a bevy of additional guys in rd. 3 that can help on the edge too including Okwara, Alton Robinson and others.