The Detroit Lions draft day conundrum
By Robert Jones
The Detroit Lions are putting the final touches on their draft preparation, yet with only four days remaining, there are many questions to be answered.
This is the time of year that every NFL fan get excited about. Especially those frenzied followers of the Detroit Lions. The draft is almost here and fans are crossing their fingers that general manager Bob Quinn will select the player they each covet.
If you draw a straw pole around the city the answer is mostly split. The majority of the fans either want a running back or a defensive lineman.
Two positions that will need to be addressed in the draft. The only problem is that the needs don’t stop there.
Think about it, the Minnesota Vikings have improved despite almost becoming the first team to host the Super Bowl and play in it. They signed Kirk Cousins to solve their quarterback woes, despite the fact that Case Keenum played very well for them last year…
I’m sorry, but I didn’t think those words would ever leave my lips.
Anyways, they will not only turn over the keys to the offense to Cousins, but they will also have the return of Dalvin Cook at running back who played so well until he injured himself against Detroit, and they have added more talent to an already scary defense.
Meanwhile the Green Bay Packers haven’t done that much to keep pace with the Vikings, but they will have Aaron Rodgers back and let’s be honest, he can win games on his own if he has to.
And he probably will.
Then of course there are the Chicago Bears who really aren’t that scary right now, but they should at least be less of a pushover than last season.
The point? The Detroit Lions should have enough talent by the season opener to compete with the Packers and Bears, but the Vikings… they seem to be a little out of Detroit’s league right now.