The Detroit Lions theoretically have a whole lot solutions with the 2nd over-all select, but Todd McShay has provided a frank evaluation of the circumstance.
With the second total select, two initial-spherical picks and a further pick early in the 2nd round, the Detroit Lions are broadly in a great situation for the draft afterwards this thirty day period. Common manager Brad Holmes is open to all selections, like buying and selling down from No. 2 if an chance offers itself.
But from yet another watch, the Lions are not in a good location acquiring the second total decide. There is not an elite quarterback prospect in this draft class, so getting one particular at No. 2 is not see as an suitable alternative and groups in a very similar position to locate a quarterback of the foreseeable future won’t necessarily be compelled to trade up.
The Lions can just stand pat, and decide on from whoever’s available that fits a have to have at No. 2 (Aidan Hutchinson, Kayvon Thibodeaux, Kyle Hamilton, Travon Walker…). But some of the other best-end gamers in this course (Evan Neal, Ikem Ekwonu, Charles Cross) are offensive tackles, and the Lions are perfectly-situated there with Penei Sewell and Taylor Decker below agreement for the next three seasons.
Todd McShay frankly assesses Lions a lot less-than-excellent placement at No. 2
In a video clip conference on Thursday, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Totally free Push, ESPN’s Todd McShay acknowledged the more durable than typical circumstance the Lions sit in with the next total choose.
It sucks for Detroit this year simply because there’s … no elite quarterback wherever they can clear up that issue shifting ahead,” “And then there is, knowing the quarterback predicament, there’s no — the future two very best gamers on a good deal of teams’ boards are the offensive tackles, and they’re in genuinely good form there going ahead. I just feel it is hard how it plays out.”
McShay also acknowledged the lack of top quality other groups would area on the second all round select, earning a trade-down for the Lions much less probable.
I really do not see it taking place, man. I don’t,” “If you consider about just shifting up just 1, two, a few spots, how a lot you have to give up in purchase to do so for the reason that of the worth of these prime picks, I just really don’t see a crew currently being willing….I’d be stunned if Detroit received a legit, respectable give to move out of that No. 2 place. If they did, I would jump at it mainly because the very same player you are likely to get at a few, 4 or 5 is what you are going to wind up having at No. 2 anyway, particularly without having that significant want at offensive tackle.”
The Lions have enough holes that virtually any person they take with the next in general decide will not be instantly viewed as erroneous. It’s just that having the choose this year doesn’t carry the cache’ it does in quite a few other years, with a bunch of carefully regarded prospective clients at non-glamour positions and no quarterback prospect all people loves.