NFL draft 2020 day 3
Wow, I wish my man-cave had a bathroom, but at least the fourth round is about to begin. I look forward to having something else to think about.
The Lions made a trade with the Vegas Raiders. I suppose it’s technically the Las Vegas Raiders, but much like the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team, I think Vegas Raiders sounds cooler. Not that any of that matters right now. Basically, the Lions traded back.
All right, Detroit is back on the clock and they select Kentucky guard Logan Stenberg. Bob Quinn has actually strengthened the interior of the Lions offensive line in this draft. Jonah Jackson who they selected yesterday is a good player who should start from day one.
Meanwhile, Stenberg is a mauler with an attitude. He loves to man-handle and bury opposing defensive players. He needs to clean up his game a little, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Lions have both guard positions manned by rookies next season.
Whoa, the Patriots drafted a kicker? Man, I’m outta chips … the Lions need to get on the clock again.
With their first pick of the fifth-round Bob Quinn has selected Wisconsin receiver, Quintez Cephus. He has decent size and is fundamentally sound with good hands, but does lack speed. Receivers that are good technicians can get by in the NFL, but they aren’t game-breakers.
Ironically enough, the Lions top pick, Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah said that Cephus was the toughest receiver he faced. High praise. Hopefully, he can live up to that.
Now the Lions have followed up Cephus just a few picks later with New Mexico State running back Jason Huntley. This is a player that could be the poster child for ‘speed kills’. Huntley is an undersized back who probably won’t have many opportunities to carry the ball behind D’Andre Swift and Kerryon Johnson but is an outstanding return man and will be an asset in the passing game.
Huntley has good hands and elusiveness to go with his speed. Given opportunities to get the ball in space, he is a big play waiting to happen. It wasn’t my first choice, but he is electric. I’m not sure if Huntley has any experience lining up in the slot, but he would be a great weapon there as well.
I wonder if I have any root beer left while waiting for the sixth-round?