Detroit Lions can surpass the Cleveland Browns for NFL relevance
Have more hits than misses during the NFL Draft
I think this one kind of goes without saying. It has been shown that one of the best (and quickest!) ways to turn around the fortunes of a moribund franchise is by hitting home runs with the majority of your selections in the draft especially at quarterback (i.e. Cleveland).
All organizations tend to strike out with a pick or few from time to time but the teams that have set themselves up as the cream of the crop in the league draft well consistently year in and year out.
It’s kind of hard to believe that this year will already be Bob Quinn’s fourth draft outing as Detroit’s general manager and though he has managed to unearth some gems for his squad, he needs to demonstrate the propensity to continue to do so more often.
For previous big hits like Graham Glasgow, Kenny Golladay, or a pre-injury Jamal Agnew, there are also those virtual misses such as Teez Tabor or Michael Roberts.
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Former high round picks such as A’Shawn Robinson (former 2nd rounder) and Jarrad Davis (former 1st rounder) could still live up to their potential and they have definitely shown some promising flashes of playmaking ability but consistency eludes the both of them.
Of Quinn’s 25 draft selections thus far for the Lions, 17 players have either established themselves as starters or have seen significant playing time and even though Detroit only had six selections in the draft last year, Quinn definitely got some bang for his buck with four players (Frank Ragnow, Kerryon Johnson, Tracy Walker, and Da’Shawn Hand) who should prove themselves to be very valuable for the Lions moving forward.
Bob Quinn’s draft prowess looks to be trending in the right direction.