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Old December 8th, 2017, 08:13 AM   #1
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2018 NFL draft thread -or- who's the next set of busts

From my perspective the lions need a new OL, DL, LB and RB (not to mention a complete new coaching staff). I don't think the lions will have 15-20 first round picks. So which way do they go?

http://walterfootball.com/draft2018_1.php

I think Austin Bryant isn't a bad pick.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 08:33 AM   #2
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RB should be Quinn's first pick.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 08:37 AM   #3
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From my perspective the lions need a new OL, DL, LB and RB (not to mention a complete new coaching staff). I don't think the lions will have 15-20 first round picks. So which way do they go?

http://walterfootball.com/draft2018_1.php

I think Austin Bryant isn't a bad pick.
DEs that athletic usually go top 10.

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Old December 8th, 2017, 08:39 AM   #4
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Old December 8th, 2017, 08:41 AM   #5
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So who is the best RB coming out of college this draft?
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Old December 8th, 2017, 08:48 AM   #6
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Barkley....But he's the only one of the bunch I'd draft in the first.

If he fell to us (which I highly doubt he will) take him....if not DL all the way.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 08:48 AM   #7
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Old December 8th, 2017, 09:00 AM   #8
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My favorite thread subject.

- Fire Caldwell and the entire staff.
- Hire McDaniels/ Patricia and make sure the o-line coach has a brain. Coaching the o-line better is a must.
- Draft DE, RB, DE again, OLB, DT, SS, BPA o-line. (In order of value left to right)

... because shit, can we have a pass rush and running game for once?
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Old December 8th, 2017, 09:10 AM   #9
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My favorite thread subject.

- Fire Caldwell and the entire staff.
- Hire McDaniels/ Patricia and make sure the o-line coach has a brain. Coaching the o-line better is a must.
- Draft DE, RB, DE again, OLB, DT, SS, BPA o-line. (In order of value left to right)

... because shit, can we have a pass rush and running game for once?
I've seen where a scheme can make any player (except those are really good or bad) look really better or terrible.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 09:24 AM   #10
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We are going to have the entire coaching staff back next year, so you have to take that into the equation.

So the question is who does Martha... Erm... Caldwell want?
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Old December 8th, 2017, 09:28 AM   #11
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I've seen where a scheme can make any player (except those are really good or bad) look really better or terrible.
like Tatum Bell, Mike Bell, etc running for 1,000 yards + in Shanahan’s zone blocked scheme.
or more about the o-line: how Reiff + Warford leave the Lions and look great.

Again... JBC and Ron Prince are so incompetent at helping this o-line. If the Lions magically brought over a Russ Grimm type to coach the o-line (tough to ask for), imagine the difference.

Draft a RB too.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 09:34 AM   #12
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Yup. Do you think they're too close and engrained that they can't see the failings. It all probably looks great on the drawing board.

Also, I think the league has caught up (it wasn't that far) to their plays and they're (Lions coaches) just amazed they didn't work. I mean, not in a general, "They're gonna run on first down" way. But, "Ok. They're running 38 shoot." way?

Defenses that look horrible against everyone else look like the 85 Bears against us.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 11:48 AM   #13
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Clemson has 3 DL that could go in the top 15-20 picks in Bryant, Watkins and Farrell. Any of the 3 could make sense for the Lions.

Arden Key out of LSU is the freakiest prospect. Super long and explosive. He'll go top 10 on upside alone.

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Clemson has 3 DL that could go in the top 15-20 picks in Bryant, Watkins and Farrell. Any of the 3 could make sense for the Lions.

Arden Key out of LSU is the freakiest prospect. Super long and explosive. He'll go top 10 on upside alone.
What do you think of the OSU DEs?
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Old December 8th, 2017, 01:18 PM   #15
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I think Lewis is the more ready made pass rusher you could slot right in and have him provide some pressure. Hubbard has more upside from a total package perspective but hasn't put it all together. Neither of these guys is Bosa. At best late 1st guys, but probably early 2nd if I had to guess right now. And the OSU D-line is so talented and deep, I think it impacts individual stats to a certain degree.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 01:22 PM   #16
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Barkley is a top 5 pick.

Other than that it’s too early for me to start looking at the draft
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Old December 8th, 2017, 02:08 PM   #17
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It's a good time to tee up prospects so if there's a somebody in a bowl game I can try and watch them a little bit.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 03:47 PM   #18
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The top picks are not going to participate due to possible injury excuses.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 04:09 PM   #19
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The draft is 7 rounds long. I'm sure there will be a few guys participating that might get picked. And nobody is skipping the CFP and those 4 teams are loaded with talent that will be drafted in the first 3-4 rounds.

At this point I believe there have been 2 potential first round guys that announced they won't play. There will probably be a couple more, but it won't be this sudden crush of guys skipping.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 05:09 PM   #20
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The top picks are not going to participate due to possible injury excuses.
Some* top prospects will likely play. Unless I’m missing something, I haven’t seen that many top guys announce they are skipping the Bowl game.
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