CHEER UP BEARS FANS…WE’RE NOT THE LIONS
Some notes of interest from the great Draft Sharks:
There is one interesting trade rumor we heard last week: Detroit trades the #2 pick (Brady Quinn) to Philadelphia for McNabb and the 26th overall pick.
Detroit’s #2 pick is not an enviable spot, at least for them. They will probably be staring WR Calvin Johnson in the face, but after taking three 1st-round receivers since 2003 – Charles Rogers (miss), Roy Williams (hit), Mike Williams (miss) – they simply can’t go that route again. So the country’s best player is almost prohibited from being a Lion. QB is always an issue in the Motor City. Do they take Brady Quinn or JaMarcus Russell if available? Jon Kitna played well but got sloppy down the stretch, finishing with a league-leading 31 turnovers (22 INTs, 9 fumbles lost). He’ll be 35 this season too. Plus, RBs Kevin Jones (foot) and Brian Calhoun (knee) are facing major rehabs and there’s a chance neither will be ready for training camp. Draft Adrian Peterson? Trade the #2 pick for Clinton Portis? And here’s the worst part… The decisions will ultimately be made by the worst sports executive in America: Matt Millen.
Detroit is so bad they should really entertain trading that pick for several picks. They could move down in the draft and still get a big playmaker (if they are looking for that) and more. Only the Titans gave up more points than the Kitties in 2006.
But here’s guessing that Millen takes Quinn with the 2nd pick. And won’t that work out great.