Mayhew’s first four picks have become significant contributors and could be the keys to Detroit having a successful 2011. Perhaps no one is more important to the Lions success than Stafford. He has shown flashes of brilliance in his career that has been plagued by injuries thus far.
Let’s play the Keep Or Cut game. In this exercise, we look at a player who has compelling reasons to either keep on the roster, or to cut loose into the NFL netherworld. Technically, the Cowboys could trade the player, but we’ll just lump that in with the Cut option.
We start with controversial receiver Roy Williams.
Last year’s top pick, Sam Bradford, signed a six-year deal with the St. Louis Rams that guaranteed a record $50 million. In 2009, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford got $41 million guaranteed as the No. 1 pick.
Any chance that Newton sees those type of numbers?
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.