Preaching to the choir, I was being facetious., should have inserted an emoji to clarify. These we’re the arguments people gave me last year when I was bitching. I hated the pick, still do. 8 is too high to draft a TE ever, period. If you are drafting in the top 10, remove any player that is not an every down player on either offense or defense, then remove the 5 or so lowest paid positions, that way if you hit you are getting a discount on that player on their rookie contract. So, top 10 no OCs, TEs ever, OGs, RBs, LBs and Safeties rarely, DTs, WRs and CBs they better be special, but acceptable, QB, OT, DE should be what your looking for. And LBs that are edge rushers a la Josh Allen are lumped in with the DEs. There are obviously exceptions to these, save TEs and OCs.
That’s best case possible for Detroit. The key will be if Washington falls in love with an LT and they can target them at 5. Or if Wash values Chase Young too much then the Lions are in a prime spot to trade down and get Okudah, an LT (not my favorite pick but positional value), Simmons or Brown. At that point I’d rather trade back again if we can and take Simmons.
Nobody is dumb enough to believe the Lions would move on from Stafford for a kid that is never going to be as good as Stafford. Feeding the ignorance of many fans only exacerbates the issues. Letting people know you want to move down is all you need to do. The rest will take care of itself.