Fans will have the opportunity to watch the draft, which begins at 7:30, on Ford Field’s large video boards and experience other festivities. The event is free.
The Lions have the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. The St. Louis Rams have the No. 1 pick and are expected to select Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford. Teams will be allowed 10 minutes between picks.
For the first time, the first round will air live in prime time on a Thursday night. Only the first round will take place April 22. Rounds 2-3 will be April 23, and Rounds 4-7 are April 24.
Other festivities during the watch party include youth football clinics, locker room tours, giveaway prizes and photo opportunities with the Lions’ mascot, Roary. The pro shop also will be open.
I’ve never been to a Lions Draft Day party, I’m always working or with friends; I bet they must put on a pretty good party, It’s like like we’ve had playoff parties to throw… SO, If any of you go, Take a bunch of pictures and send them to me at [email protected] I’ll put them up on the blog! I think that will be fun.
As far as who we’re drafting, I seriously have no ****ing clue. I think anything can happen; the QB situation is going to be key; that’s the Lions ticket to trade down. If we can get the Skins to fall in love with Suh or an offensive tackle, we could pilfer one of their picks and still land McCoy or Eric Berry at 4 . This looks to be a talent rich draft!
Oh, and Go Tigers! Taking command of your first home stand is a strong way to start the season.