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Who would you select?
Alvin Kamara [ RB ] Tennessee
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Cam Robinson [ OT ] Alabama
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Charles Harris [ Edge ] Missouri
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Chidobe Awuzie [ CB ] Colorado
1%
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David Njoku [ TE ] Miami (Fla.)
3%
 3%  [ 2 ]
Evan Engram [ TE ] Ole Miss
1%
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Forrest Lamp [ OL ] Western Kentucky
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Garett Bolles [ OT ] Utah
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Jabrill Peppers [ SS ] Michigan
3%
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Jarrad Davis [ LB ] Florida
5%
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Joe Mixon [ RB ] Oklahoma
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John Ross [ WR ] Washington
7%
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Kevin King [ CB ] Washington
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Malik McDowell [ DT ] Michigan State
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Obi Melifonwu [ SS ] Connecticut
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T.J. Watt [ Edge ] Wisconsin
12%
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Taco Charlton [ Edge ] Michigan
43%
 43%  [ 25 ]
Takkarist McKinley [ Edge ] UCLA
3%
 3%  [ 2 ]
TreDavious White [ CB ] LSU
3%
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Zach Cunningham [ LB ] Vanderbilt
1%
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Total Votes : 57

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:07 am    Post subject: FF Annual Consensus Mock - 21. Detroit Lions Reply with quote

Okay, let's do this.

Rules:
Each Poll will last no longer than 24 hours (or as near as I can)
Run-offs will take place where the two top vote getters are not from the same position group, where there is no clear leader of 15% of the vote share, unless the vote leader has more than 40% of the vote share
I will post a link to the poll in each team's forum

Poll Choices
Prospects on each poll will come from the CBS prospect rankings list, but I will welcome nominations for the each poll. This is to try and prevent complaints about poll choices.
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings

I will endeavour to fill all slots and do so in alphabetical order. Draft needs of teams will be considered and override the prospect rankings in certain situations.

Please contribute to the discussions within each poll and give reasons why you voted the way you did if you can. Your vote should be based on who you would pick and not a prediction of who they will select.

Draft Order:
1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett [DE] Texas A&M
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=586943
2. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas [DE] Stanford
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=586983
3. Chicago Bears: Jamal Adams [SS] LSU
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587003
4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette [RB] LSU
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587018
5. Tennessee Titans (From LA): Marshon Lattimore [CB] Ohio State
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587040
6. New York Jets: Malik Hooker [FS] Ohio State
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587070
7. LA Chargers: Jonathan Allen [DL] Alabama
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587080
8. Carolina Panthers: Derek Barnett [DE] Tennessee
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587113
9. Cincinnati Bengals: Reuben Foster [LB] Alabama
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587134
10. Buffalo Bills: OJ Howard [TE] Alabama
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587155
11. New Orleans Saints:Marlon Humphrey [CB] Alabama
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587197
12. Cleveland Browns: Mitch Trubisky [QB] North Carolina
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587213
13. Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Mahomes II [QB] Texas Tech
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587246
14. Philadelphia Eagles (From Minnesota):Gareon Conley [CB] Ohio State
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587269
15. Indianapolis Colts: Haason Reddick [LB] Temple
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587314
16. Baltimore Ravens: Corey Davis [WR] Western Michigan
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587338
17. Washington Redskins: Dalvin Cook [RB] Florida State
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587350
18. Tennessee Titans: Mike Williams [WR] Clemson
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587360
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Christian McCaffrey [RB] Stanford
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587381
20. Denver Broncos: Ryan Ramczyk [ OT ] Wisconsin
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=587405
21. Detroit Lions
22. Miami Dolphins
23. New York Giants
24. Oakland Raiders
25. Houston Texans
26. Seattle Seahawks
27. Kansas City Chiefs
28. Dallas Cowboys
29. Green Bay Packers
30. Pittsburgh Steelers
31. Atlanta Falcons
32. New Orleans Saints (From New England)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lions Off-season Transactions
April 3, 2017 Signed LB Nick Bellore.
March 21, 2017 Re-signed DE Armonty Bryant.
March 20, 2017 Signed DT Jordan Hill.
March 16, 2017 Re-signed LS Don Muhlbach.
March 12, 2017 Signed G T.J. Lang.
March 11, 2017 Signed TE Darren Fells, WR Keshawn Martin and CB DJ Hayden.
March 10, 2017 Signed DE Cornelius Washington, OT Ricky Wagner, LB Paul Worrilow and DT Akeem Spence.
March 10, 2017 Re-signed DT Khyri Thornton. Released LB DeAndre Levy.

Team Needs according to TwentyMan
http://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-insider/article-1/TWENTYMAN-5-positions-of-need-for-Lions/f5f626ad-3328-4b45-aafa-29257b4a1dd5

1. Pass rusher

Detroit ranked 30th in sacks last season and their edge rushers accounted for just 18.5 sacks combined. An ankle injury nagged Ziggy Ansah all last season and was part of the problem, but still the Lions need more production from that group.

They signed veteran defensive end Cornelius Washington in free agency, and return their leading sacker last season, Kerry Hyder, but I don't believe they’re done adding to this group.

This draft class is loaded with pass rushers. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock recently said this class is so loaded that players taken in the fourth round this year would be off the board in round two in other years. I expect the Lions to get themselves a pass rusher early in the draft, potentially at pick 21.

2. Linebacker

The team released DeAndre Levy at the start of free agency. Injuries zapped Levy’s production the last two seasons, and it was time for the team to move on.

Paul Worrilow, who was signed in free agency, was a former starter in Atlanta, and should compete for a starting role again in Detroit.

But as it stands right now, Worrilow, Tahir Whitehead and Antwione Williams are the only linebackers currently on Detroit's roster with any significant playing time.

It was a position that lacked playmaking ability last season, and still needs an infusion of talent and depth.

3. Receiver

The Lions are still thin at receiver behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones Jr. ESPN's Jim Trotter reported Monday afternoon that Anquan Boldin, who led the Lions with eight touchdowns last season, will indeed return in 2017 for a 15th NFL season. Where that will be is yet to be determined.

Andre Roberts, who was Detroit’s primary kick return man and fourth receiver last year, signed with the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent.

Detroit signed Keshawn Martin in free agency. He could fill a role similar to Roberts’ last season. The team also has Jace Billingsley, Jared Abbrederis and TJ Jones in the mix, but they could certainly use another playmaker, preferably one with elite speed, to add to the position. The are lacking a true deep threat with speed at the position.

4. Running back

The Lions are much better upfront along their offensive line with the additions of Wagner and Lang. Their arrival, along with the signing of veteran blocking tight end Brandon Fells, should help the run game significantly.

Ameer Abdullah will no-doubt have a lot to prove after missing nearly all of last season with a foot injury. He was playing well, and the Lions run game was thriving, before the injury. The Lions could look to add another runner, probably a bigger back, to pair with Abdullah, Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner.

5. Cornerback

The signing of D.J. Hayden adds depth to the unit. He’s likely to compete for a starting spot with either Nevin Lawson on the outside or Quandre Diggs in the slot. Diggs wasn’t having the same kind of season he had as a rookie in the slot last year. The Lions could be on the lookout for even more competition there.

This is a very good draft for cornerbacks. Cornerbacks are kind of like pass rushers in that a team can never have enough good ones. It’s historically the most injured position on the field, so having great depth is a must.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toss up between White, Mixon, and Watt for me. Mixon is the most talented, but this is a little high for him considering he's a running back with that issue.
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They need a pass rusher and Charlton has fallen far enough.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bananabucket wrote:
They need a pass rusher and Charlton has fallen far enough.


Agreed, I can't see him falling past 21 both in this and in real life. Having watched the Lions pass defense over the last decade it was tempting to go DB but I thought Charlton was the best bang for their buck.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malik McDowell fits what the Lions needs better than Taco Charlton.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of McDowell, Charlton, Peppers, or Obi. Went with McDowell based on him having the highest ceiling + fit in the Lions defense. Risky pick, but one I could see the Lions taking.
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IDOG_det wrote:
Malik McDowell fits what the Lions needs better than Taco Charlton.



Though that might be the case, individually, that might be the worst thing for him. To be home with all of his boys and family, already having maturity issues and now money? Eeek...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at the Lions needs and this draft class, I can't see how they can mess this up. This class was made for what they need.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went McDowell as well. They don't need him but I'd like to imagine adding Lamp to their line
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they go with Taco Charlton.
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I went with Taco you don't need to hit the home run here just get your double
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I totally expect Taco being the pick in this, but Malik or Watt would be my 1-2. Malik is versatile and can play multiple spots on the line, has one of the highest ceiling in this draft, and I think we have the management to get a player to buy into the system.
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MSURacerDT55 wrote:
IDOG_det wrote:
Malik McDowell fits what the Lions needs better than Taco Charlton.



Though that might be the case, individually, that might be the worst thing for him. To be home with all of his boys and family, already having maturity issues and now money? Eeek...
McDowell isn't perfect but his issues are overblown. Supposedly he's a cancer because he doesnt try hard in practice. No one can argue he doesn't try hard in games because we get to see him try hard in games. The MSU staff is leaking bad info about McDowell to make themselves look better. They couldn't field 11 competent players or teach them their defense and refused to adjust the scheme to fit the players. That isn't McDowells fault. If anything he showed he was being a good team player when he played freaking nose tackle for them when they couldn't find anyone else to do it. Instead of taking the blame and putting their jobs at risk, the people at MSU are just anonymously saying that their star player was really an out of control deviant that ruined everything. In reality, they failed at their job and probably got upset when he didn't fall in line with their crap. Narduzzi was the guy that was behind the success at MSU, there wasn't much concern about McDowell until after he left. Surrounding McDowell with coaches like Jim Caldwell, Teryl Austin, and Kris Kocurek would be good for him. The biggest issue with him is his willingness to compete for a spot. He only went to MSU because he was guaranteed playing time. NFL teams just need to make sure he understands that everything is earned in the NFL and that he wont be given a starting job.
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IDOG_det wrote:
MSURacerDT55 wrote:
IDOG_det wrote:
Malik McDowell fits what the Lions needs better than Taco Charlton.



Though that might be the case, individually, that might be the worst thing for him. To be home with all of his boys and family, already having maturity issues and now money? Eeek...
McDowell isn't perfect but his issues are overblown. Supposedly he's a cancer because he doesnt try hard in practice. No one can argue he doesn't try hard in games because we get to see him try hard in games. The MSU staff is leaking bad info about McDowell to make themselves look better. They couldn't field 11 competent players or teach them their defense and refused to adjust the scheme to fit the players. That isn't McDowells fault. If anything he showed he was being a good team player when he played freaking nose tackle for them when they couldn't find anyone else to do it. Instead of taking the blame and putting their jobs at risk, the people at MSU are just anonymously saying that their star player was really an out of control deviant that ruined everything. In reality, they failed at their job and probably got upset when he didn't fall in line with their crap. Narduzzi was the guy that was behind the success at MSU, there wasn't much concern about McDowell until after he left. Surrounding McDowell with coaches like Jim Caldwell, Teryl Austin, and Kris Kocurek would be good for him. The biggest issue with him is his willingness to compete for a spot. He only went to MSU because he was guaranteed playing time. NFL teams just need to make sure he understands that everything is earned in the NFL and that he wont be given a starting job.

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