I believe the Lions will be drafting in the top 10 with their first pick. Regardless if they trade down or not.
Out of the possible players you think we could draft in rounds one and two. Who has the biggest bust factor and why?
In round one:
I don’t see us taking a QB so Tua is out for me.
Simmons is a bit raw and unpolished but I think he has too much athletic ability to be a bust.
Young, Lamb and Jeudy all seem like the safest picks to me.
For me the guy with the biggest bust factor has to be DT Brown. Obviously his poor combine is a concern. But I can’t help but think about what Kerryon Johnson said about him being soft.
WR Laviska Shenault has to be in consideration with his slower 40 time and injury history. Not to mention he’s not the best route runner. A WR who lacks speed and isn’t the greatest route runner is enough. Toss in the long list of injuries and I really think he could bust. However I actually like him as a player and how well he runs with the ball in his hands… So …for me he’s not the biggest bust factor.
S Grant Delpit - I’m really torn on this guy and I think he’s a boom or bust type of guy. I believe that his success will greatly depend on the scheme he is put into and what is asked of him as a safety. (Personally I think he’s a bad fit for the Lions) I like safeties with size and range and he has both. However he’s a little lean and tall for a safety and that causes him to play too upright. Which gets him ran over by bigger WR’s. He also frequently takes poor angles. This all contributes to his poor tackling ability. I’m not sure that this can be easily corrected. I think if he lands on the right team he could have some success but on the wrong team he could be a liability. Ultimately if he can’t improve his tackling abilities then he will fail as a safety.
Let’s hear yours!