On his show on 97.1 The Ticket last night, Detroit News columnist Bob Wojnowski said Mel Kiper is right; Tua is probably going 2nd, either to the Redskins or someone trading up. And Chase Young will indeed be available when the Lions pick.
And they won’t take him.
“I don’t endorse this move at all, but they are not taking Chase Young at 3,” Wojo said.
"He’s a great player and is probably going to be a star. But perhaps a primadonna star. Perhaps a ‘take some plays off’ star. Perhaps a, ‘Great upside, but some holes in his game’ star. Perhaps a, ‘Loves the spotlight, but doesn’t love the game as much necessarily’ star.
“We’ve heard how he wouldn’t necessarily be a fit for their scheme – which I think is stupid; of course you want a pass-rusher.”
It was also noted later that Quinn and Patricia recently have gotten rid of, or sought to get rid of, all outspoken players with personality.
“They want football players; they don’t want stars,” Wojo said, concluding, “Start to prepare yourself, and gird your loins, for Derrick Brown.”
To which Kyle Bogey said, “It makes total and complete sense that the Lions would go with a boring fit instead of a potential star. But in all honesty, just shut this franchise down. If they stay at 3 and they don’t get Chase Young and he’s available? Just cease to exist as a franchise. What are we even doing?”
I’m there with Bogey, in that scenario, I’d either be outta here, or even moreso than I am now just hate-following the Lions.