The Detroit Lions fan base is desperate for some sports action and for this long lost franchise to find a winning formula. Did the draft help their cause?
The Detroit Lions efforts in the 2020 draft are in. The only question left is; have general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia done enough to make the Honolulu Blue and Silver contenders?
With all of us being urged to stay home in these strange times, I decided to go a step further and sequestered myself in the man-cave for the three days of the NFL draft. In doing so I kept a journal of my thoughts and comments of the Lions work in the draft. What follows are my unabashed reactions to Bob Quinn’s game plan and how he executed it.
NFL draft 2020 day 1
I woke up Thursday morning and could smell football in the air. After so much time without sports, there will be football tonight. Well, maybe not a real game, and the only athletic feats we will see will be from game films, but actual competition in sports will be happening.
Tonight Bob Quinn will get his chance to add a play-maker and possibly more draft picks if he can play his cards right. Tonight the Lions can open up the draft big and set themselves up for success if they can just be savvy and shrewd, which is a lot to ask of the Lions.
Pick three came and went. Bob Quinn stayed put and selected Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah. This was not my dream scenario. While Okudah fills a big need that Bob Quinn created by trading away Darius Slay, he should have traded down a few slots to make the selection. I can’t wait to see how Quinn explains this.
Ahhh, the virtual day one wrap up press conference. Bob Quinn says they didn’t trade back because no one made him an offer. Roughly translated, I would assume that means that no other team took the Lions seriously and knew they could stay put and still get their man or Quinn didn’t like any offers he got and was afraid to lose Okudah, so he simply plead guilty of not having a dance partner. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.