This was an excellent topic before the draft and it is even more relevant now. I forget who started that topic (or set of topics) but credit to them.
Regardless of how you feel about the flurry of free agent moves by the Lions moves were made, holes were filled and holes remain. How best to fill those holes is now the question. All teams rely on player growth and hopes here and there from team to team. What is the best path forward for the Lions?
I think we all agree a small trade down is the best path forward although Chase Young possesses the kind of talent that changes that question. So, trade down if Chase Young is there is a valid question at this point.
Would this team be best say drafting Chase Young and say a CB in rd. 2 for example? Say Trevon Diggs falls that far for example?
OR…stack the offense. With a small trade down draft the top OT who can also play guard this filling that hole and then draft a RB so the whole RB stable is good? There are four great OTs so pick your favorite and then pick your top RB to fall to RD. 2. Say Andrew Thomas AND maybe Jonathan Taylor?
IF we add a second rd. pick to option two…how does that change your mind? Does that change your mind EVEN IF CHASE YOUNG IS THERE?
What of the Lions could add an early OT, a top RB and then a CB in rd. 2 with the extra pick? AND the Lions have 2 3rd round picks too.
I am totally torn. I love BOTH options! If Chase is gone I prefer a trade down and then pick from who is available and make a strategy work. With a trade down in mind I prefer OT and RB and hope to get a solid CB in rd. with the trade down pick.
Say we landed Andrew Thomas, Jonathan Taylor and ten maybe the OTHER CB at Ohio State…Damon Arnette OR maybe A.J. Terrell? That would finish the offense and help a lot at CB.
If the Lions pick finish the offense and add to the defense with the trade down…that puts pressure on Austin Bryant as we didn’t add any edge help. That also puts a hell of a lot of pressure om a rookie second rd. CB. Tough option. But the offense looks pretty great…ESP. if a WR is added in rd. 3.