Having the third overall pick comes with a lot of pressure. After a struggling year defensively, who should the Detroit Lions have on their radar?
The 2020 NFL Draft is just over four months away, meaning the Detroit Lions have a lot of time to evaluate the draft pool. With that being said, the Lions need to get this first round draft pick right. They’ve gone through too many years of wasting first round draft picks.
The 2019 season will be remembered as a failure plagued with injuries, and a defense that might as well have not even showed up to the stadium with how bad they played. Some fans even half-heartedly believing that LSU’s defense is better than whatever defensive product the Lions had.
This seems to be a matchup for the ages for the Lions. A clear weakness in the organization lined up with the third overall pick. It should be pretty easy to draft a franchise player, right?
Despite having a long way to go before the draft, the NFL Combine is a little over a month away. Yes, I know, combine results aren’t always representative of a player’s ability blah blah blah. However, that doesn’t give the Lions an excuse for not having a sense of who they want to draft.
This upcoming offseason is a huge one for both general manager Bob Quinn, and head coach Matt Patricia. This is a make or break year for both of them – literally. It’s been made clear by owner Martha Ford that they’re expecting a playoff berth next season.
What does this mean for Quinn now? Stop with the games, stop with the shenanigans. Quit trying to find the diamond in the rough, trying to bring the “Patriot Way” to Detroit. You already messed up once trying to do that by hiring your buddy, Matt Patricia, as head coach.
All Lions fans are asking for is to get this draft right. It seems like such a simple task on paper, yet the Lions have found ways to mess it up for decades.