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  • Originally posted by BJK View Post
    blah, blah, blah. All this nonsense about statements, plans, etc etc. All bullshit. "Big proud young men" - sheesh - as if other teams drafted small wimpy old men. Tavai was a big proud young man. How has that worked out? Here's what matters and the only thing that matters - will they be good NFL players?

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    • Originally posted by jaadam4 View Post
      According to over the cap the Lions have 22 mil in cap space. I’m not sure if that inc the 6 mil for the rookie class but after seeing how they drafted i would have preferred to have franchise Kenny Golladay for at least 1 year. We need playmakers at WR badly
      I have it on good rum-inspired authority that we have all you need if you'd just try Someone Else.

      Originally posted by jaadam4 View Post

      Rodgers, Swift, Hock and our OL is all you need. Fuck losing for another 50 years. Go all out for the next 2 years and win a SB
      Lions Fans.

      Demanding Excellence since Pathetic Patricia Piddled the Pooch!

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      • Detroit Lions' Draft Class Ranked Top 5 in NFL

        https://www.si.com/nfl/lions/.amp/ne...g-dane-brugler
        WasUKBB

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        • Originally posted by jaadam4 View Post
          According to over the cap the Lions have 22 mil in cap space. I’m not sure if that inc the 6 mil for the rookie class but after seeing how they drafted i would have preferred to have franchise Kenny Golladay for at least 1 year. We need playmakers at WR badly
          What are you trying to win in 2021?
          Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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          • I'm not sure they could have restructured to keep Golladay and signed the free agents they did. Most of that room came from the Goff restructure afterwards.

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            • IF they wanted to try and be worldbeaters in 2021 you re-sign Golladay.

              If not, you let him walk, take the late third and go about your business. You can't go through a draft and not have the ability to draft quality WRs in any of the first 3 rounds anymore. The position is flooded with quality payers.
              Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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              • Originally posted by edindetroit View Post
                Detroit Lions' Draft Class Ranked Top 5 in NFL

                https://www.si.com/nfl/lions/.amp/ne...g-dane-brugler

                same for CBS


                4. Detroit Lions


                R1.07. Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon (1.08)
                R2.09. Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington (1.25)
                R3.08. Alim McNeill, DT, NC State (3.27)
                R3.37. Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse (2.10)
                R4.07. Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC (3.25)
                R4.08. Derrick Barnes, LB, Purdue (4.10)
                R7.29. Jermar Jefferson, RB, Oregon State (6.01)

                Favorite pick: Washington's Levi Onwuzurike lasted until midway into Round 2 in part because of some medical concerns. We gave him a late Day 1 grade because even in a relatively weak defensive line class, Onwuzurike was dominant, whether he was playing 0, 3 or 5 technique.

                Best value: Syracuse's Ifeatu Melifonwu is a big, fast, physical cornerback who we expected to be off the board by the middle of Round 2. He tested off the charts but his play showed off those athletic traits too.

                Most surprising pick: NC State's Alim McNeill. Truth be told, the Lions had a really good draft, at least when measured against where we had their draft picks graded. In fact, McNeill was the only player the Lions drafted before we thought they should go -- and it was only by a few spots. We had a late third-round grade on McNeill, who is going to be a lot of fun to watch alongside Onwuzurike.
                F#*K OHIO!!!

                You're not only an amazingly beautiful man, but you're the greatest football mind to ever exist. <-- Jeffy Shittypants actually posted this. I knew he was in love with me.

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                • Per Mlive




                  ALLEN PARK -- Levi Onwuzurike was one of the most athletic defensive tackles in college football, a 290-pounder with elite get-off and lateral quickness. The Detroit Lions liked him so much they considered a trade back into the first round for him, and were thrilled to land him early in the second.

                  One pick later, they added another defensive tackle (Alim McNeill) who jumped even higher and ran nearly as fast as Onwuzurike, even though he’s also 27 pounds heavier. And if you think that’s kind of freaky, well, that’s because it is. McNeill is a former running back who packed on almost 60 pounds at N.C. State to move onto the nose. And he didn’t do it by getting fat, either.

                  He now benches 445 pounds, squats 640 and made Bruce Feldman’s All-Freaks Team.

                  “He’s not just your traditional space block-eating space-eater,” Lions general manager Brad Holmes said. “Like, yes, he can do that. But he’s athletic. He’s got quickness, he can change directions. He does fit that mold that you kind of need in today’s game.”

                  Much has been made of the Lions going big in the NFL draft, and make no mistake, they did just that. They opened the weekend by taking Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell, all 331 pounds of him, with the seventh overall pick. That’s the highest draft pick they’ve ever spent on an offensive lineman not named Lomas Brown (sixth overall in 1985). Then they spent their next two picks on Onwuzurike and McNeill, the first time they’ve spent back-to-back picks on defensive tackles in the first three rounds since 1990.

                  The first non-lineman they took was third-rounder Ifeati Melifonwu, one of the biggest cornerbacks in the draft. They didn’t get around to taking their first skill player until Day 3, and even that pick -- USC receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown -- was among the best blocking receivers in the country.

                  Dan Campbell said he wanted the Lions to get bigger and more physical, and those traits were all over this class. But make no mistake, these guys aren’t big plodders either. The Lions got bigger, yes, but they also stocked their roster with a bunch of premium athletes.

                  Sewell, Onwuzurike, McNeill and Melifonwu all posted elite Relative Athletic Scores, a metric that compares a player’s size, speed and strength numbers to other players at his position in the history of the draft process. (For more explanation of what RAS is, check this out.) All three linemen ranked in the 85th percentile or better at their respective positions, and Sewell is especially freaky with light feet that belie his enormous frame.

                  Melifonwu is even more of an outlier athlete, a nearly 6-foot-3, 205-pound cornerback with a wingspan of 78.5 inches who also posted elite speed and explosion numbers at his pro day. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds and posted 41.5 inches in the vertical jump. That’s off the charts, and so was his RAS (9.69), which ranked in the 97th percentile among all cornerbacks coming through the draft process since 1987.

                  Clearly, getting more athletic was a priority for Brad Holmes. Look no further than the only trade he pulled off, moving up the board in the fourth round to go get Purdue’s Derrick Barnes, an old-school linebacker who runs like the new school. His 20-yard split was 2.58 seconds, identical to sideline-to-sideline maven Devin Bush Jr.

                  So just to recap: The Lions added two of the most athletic defensive tackles in the country on the first two days of the draft, then opened Day 3 by trading up for a linebacker who can absolutely fly. That’s quite the change from the previous defensive approach, against the run as well as the pass.

                  “All these players, they do fit the new-age modern era of where the game is going,” Holmes said. “We’ll stick on Barnes; Barnes, he’s so intriguing because, yes, he might have that approach and demeanor of, like you say, kind of that older-school linebacker, but that dude is fast. He’s explosive. He can really run. He’s got long arms. He can shed blocks. He plays with tenacity. He has a background as a pass-rusher, so he’s got the versatility to do a lot of different things and I think that that’s needed in today’s game.”


                  Among Detroit’s seven draft picks, five had elite RAS scores (8 or better). That’s a team high in the last 35 years, marking a clear departure from previous approaches. Only receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown (fourth round) and running back Jermar Jefferson (seventh round) were not elite athletes.

                  “All these players that we selected, we are making sure that we are keeping up with how the game is evolving,” Holmes said.

                  And with that, the Lions are evolving too.
                  F#*K OHIO!!!

                  You're not only an amazingly beautiful man, but you're the greatest football mind to ever exist. <-- Jeffy Shittypants actually posted this. I knew he was in love with me.

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                  • BRADY CHRISTENSENT, CAROLINA PANTHERS
                    Panthers LT Brady Christensen in 2020 received the highest grade Pro Football Focus has ever given to a collegiate offensive lineman.


                    Christensen, the BYU product taken in the third round by the Panthers -- who had hoped to drafted Oregon LT Penei Sewell -- is the odds-on favorite to start the 2021 season as Carolina's left tackle. The team has sought a reliable left tackle since 2013, when Jordan Gross retired. Christensen's PFF grade of 96 last season was an all-time high as he allowed two pressures on BYU QB Zach Wilson on 293 pass plays. “He comes from that pro-style offense at BYU so he’s done the things that we are asking guys to do,” Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said. “He’s been doing it there. He’s a tackle candidate that can also go inside and play guard. Again, a great, great, great athlete. Intelligence, the whole package.” Carolina's offensive line was leaky for some of the 2020 season; PFF graded them as the 18th best pass blocking unit. Carolina landing Christensen and WR Terrace Marshall are big wins for Sam Darnold.

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                    May 5, 2021, 9:16 AM

                    Maybe he's a "generational" talent too.
                    Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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                    • Originally posted by Futureshock View Post
                      BRADY CHRISTENSENT, CAROLINA PANTHERS
                      Panthers LT Brady Christensen in 2020 received the highest grade Pro Football Focus has ever given to a collegiate offensive lineman.


                      Christensen, the BYU product taken in the third round by the Panthers -- who had hoped to drafted Oregon LT Penei Sewell -- is the odds-on favorite to start the 2021 season as Carolina's left tackle. The team has sought a reliable left tackle since 2013, when Jordan Gross retired. Christensen's PFF grade of 96 last season was an all-time high as he allowed two pressures on BYU QB Zach Wilson on 293 pass plays. “He comes from that pro-style offense at BYU so he’s done the things that we are asking guys to do,” Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said. “He’s been doing it there. He’s a tackle candidate that can also go inside and play guard. Again, a great, great, great athlete. Intelligence, the whole package.” Carolina's offensive line was leaky for some of the 2020 season; PFF graded them as the 18th best pass blocking unit. Carolina landing Christensen and WR Terrace Marshall are big wins for Sam Darnold.

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                      SOURCE: APNews.com
                      May 5, 2021, 9:16 AM

                      Maybe he's a "generational" talent too.
                      Yeah, I’m with you on that whole tiresome “generational talent” term. Exactly how long is a generation in the NFL, if these “generational” types come out every few years? With that said, Christensen and Sewell tested comparably athletically (this kid’s 40 was a bit better, but everything else was around the same). But Sewell is 30 lbs heavier and has a little better arm length (Christensen is a little over 32”). And Sewell is 4 years younger.

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                      • As long as we are getting rid of generational,.can we also get rid of draft capital as a term?

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                        • "Off-platform" was the latest buzz word everybody was spouting this year, driving me crazy by the end

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                          • Off ball linebacker drives me nuts. Also referring to a player as RB1, RB2, etc..

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                            • Originally posted by froot loops View Post
                              Off ball linebacker drives me nuts. Also referring to a player as RB1, RB2, etc..
                              I hate the off ball linebacker thing, too
                              WHO CARES why it says paper jam when there is no paper jam?

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                              • “Arm talent” is gross too.

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