The Detroit Lions have more information after the NFL Combine. What players have proven they are worth considering with the number eight pick?
The NFL Combine attracts a lot of attention from wannabe-general managers, diehard fans, and well, people like us at Kick In the Crotch Weekly. Now that it’s over we can sort through the data and see what makes sense and what does not. We’ll look at two prospects that look like a viable option for the Detroit Lions at pick eight.
There used to be a folder in our desk of newspaper clippings from the Detroit News with more than a decade’s worth of Detroit Lions’ draft summaries in it. The digital age though has rendered that sort of file pretty useless. You can look up where your favorite athlete loves to eat, now.
Under all of the pomp and circumstance of the combine, are the stories of real people trying to get real jobs via one of the most difficult job interview processes ever invented. It is not all running, drills, and lifting weights. The athletes are tested, forced to go through interviews with their future employers, and poked and prodded in medical facilities, too.
The Detroit Lions needs are not done being addressed outside of the draft, namely, free agency has not started, so we don’t know what glaring holes might still be left on the roster. The huge needs as of right this second appear to be at tight end, defensive end/ edge rusher, guard, and cornerback. Free agency and the new NFL year don’t start until 4:00 pm, March 13th.