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yarcraft3
02-03-2010, 12:30 PM
New to the forum here, love to read all your guys insight, so I thought I would ask for your guys input.
I know some people have been talking about Jeff Backus not being as bad as some people claim he is, so if both Campbell and Wilson are both available for our 34th pick, who should we take?

Scotty D
02-03-2010, 01:14 PM
I would take Kyle Wilson because I feel he fits the best combo of BPA/need. I think Campbell might be rated slightly higher than Wilson though and Mayhew repeatedly talks about drafting BPA. I would take Wilson because I like how he would contribute right away most likely, and Campbell probably wouldn't play next year barring injury.

noondog
02-03-2010, 01:53 PM
Kyle Wilson. No question in my mind.

We need serious upgrades in the secondary as well as the O-line, but I think the line can be addressed in rounds 3, 4 or 5 with the likes of Johnson, Asamoah, Saffold, Jerry, Beadles, etc. There's not as much seperation between Campbell and the others as there is between Wilson and later round corner prospects in my mind.

Having said, if Iupati fell to #34, I'd hit it hard.

SINCE1978
02-03-2010, 01:53 PM
Welcome!
Interesting choices for #34 ...
I say Wilson for the fact that he would likely return kicks & be a starter @ CB ... 2 for 1 baby! Recently I learned he was recruited as a S so he has that mentality of a hitter. I also like the leadership qualities he showed at the senior bowl. He is a fast riser for sure!
Campbell is built like a Greek God & will likely be amazing with the speed & weight room stuff in Indy. Perfect for the Raiders (haha!) We should look to solidify the LG position this draft (Iupati?/Asamoah/Jerry) & get the LT anchor for Stafford next draft. Just my opinion, this draft should be defensively focused for sure, Wilson would obviously meet that criteria. Ok done babbling ...

styles44
02-03-2010, 03:12 PM
While we need to start developing depth on the O-Line we need to fill some holes first. We need to give Cherilus another year to see what he develops into and we need to start grooming a replacement for Backus but I'm thinking next year we target a tackle (or two depending on how Cherilus performs).

My vote is Kyle Wilson. Our secondary is a disaster and only Delmas' job is safe, we need to start adding some quality players at CB, not just picking up guys off of the street and plugging them in. With Wilson's performance at the Senior Bowl it's tough to say he will be available when we pick though.

Now if the question was Iupati or Wilson it would be much tougher to answer.

Prowler
02-03-2010, 03:17 PM
wilson because i'm in love with him. him and delmas would be tighter than captain and tennille. that would be one physical in your face secondary.

detknowitall
02-03-2010, 03:40 PM
Seems pretty unanimous.... but I'll go with Wilson as well.

TitleTown088
02-03-2010, 03:44 PM
I don't think you'll have to worry too much about this dilemma, Bruce Cambell is going to be gone well before 34. :)

tblain1
02-03-2010, 04:01 PM
Tough call. I might go against the grain and say Campbell. At 6'7" the guy has size and is athletic. One drawback would be his experience (lack of total games played) but the guy is a monster.

Its tough to tell now, but it also seems like he is getting a higher ranking by most scouting boards than Wilson meaning he might be the BPA.

Also, say what you want about the secondary being bad, but I think job #1 would be protecting our $100 million investment from last year: Matthew Stafford. I'm not willing to give Gosder another year. If he earns it this year and we have three tackles then that's a good problem. Then we could let the coaching staff find a way to possibly move one to Guard if that gives us our best front five.

no bare feet
02-03-2010, 04:07 PM
Wilson because Bruce will be long gone by then. But after reading if Bruce is their take him.

Brothgar
02-03-2010, 04:14 PM
The way I see it who do I trust more Backus or Will James. Those who aren't Lions fans are saying WTF is Will James? that will tell you where I stand.

detroit4life
02-03-2010, 04:45 PM
i think it had to be wilson as well. after reading how well he did in the senior bowl in front of our coaches i think they may fall in love with him. plus our secondary is terrible and needs to be upgraded. in terms of our oline i think the biggest need right now is OG not OT

WMD
02-04-2010, 12:23 AM
I'd take Bruce Campbell. Maryland players always beast. No exceptions.. Don't even bother looking it up. Terps dominate life.

Bruce would also save us money because we'd maybe possibly release Backus. Or trade him.. somehow.

Backus makes a lot of money, consistently underperforms, amd the fans dont like him. Not that the fans opinion should matter or anything, but he's got a negative stigma around him being Millen's first pick and all.. and we haven't won anything while he has been on the team. We haven't had a good QB under his protection and we haven't had a good RB under his protection. Not blaming it all on him.. but if you aren't part of the solution, you're part of the problem, dammit. I've never seen anything that I liked from Backus.. I haven't ever seen "flashes" or anything solid. He consistently gets beat by speed rushers and I've seen him get destroyed by the bull rush a number of times. If he was gonna be a good LT, we would've seen it by now. I just don't see the "new" Lions team doing anything special with Jeff Backus at the LT spot.

Don't reach to replace him, don't take an OT that you're not sold on, but if there's good value there at the pick, he's easily replaceable.

Addict
02-04-2010, 06:20 AM
I'd take Bruce Campbell. Maryland players always beast. No exceptions.. Don't even bother looking it up. Terps dominate life.

Bruce would also save us money because we'd maybe possibly release Backus. Or trade him.. somehow.

Backus makes a lot of money, consistently underperforms, amd the fans dont like him. Not that the fans opinion should matter or anything, but he's got a negative stigma around him being Millen's first pick and all.. and we haven't won anything while he has been on the team. We haven't had a good QB under his protection and we haven't had a good RB under his protection. Not blaming it all on him.. but if you aren't part of the solution, you're part of the problem, dammit. I've never seen anything that I liked from Backus.. I haven't ever seen "flashes" or anything solid. He consistently gets beat by speed rushers and I've seen him get destroyed by the bull rush a number of times. If he was gonna be a good LT, we would've seen it by now. I just don't see the "new" Lions team doing anything special with Jeff Backus at the LT spot.

Don't reach to replace him, don't take an OT that you're not sold on, but if there's good value there at the pick, he's easily replaceable.

I'd agree, but right now I'm more convinced that Mayhew and Schwartz would take someone they know from their Senior Bowl experience. I'm pretty sure they will.

zachsaints52
02-04-2010, 07:59 AM
I'd take Bruce Campbell. Maryland players always beast. No exceptions.. Don't even bother looking it up. Terps dominate life.


True story, look up Adam Poldesh's workout numbers. Evener their Punters are beastly

Addict
02-04-2010, 08:32 AM
True story, look up Adam Poldesh's workout numbers. Evener their Punters are beastly

Erin Henderson wasn't all that hot tho

tblain1
02-04-2010, 09:28 AM
I'd agree, but right now I'm more convinced that Mayhew and Schwartz would take someone they know from their Senior Bowl experience. I'm pretty sure they will.

Just because they were at the Snr. Bowl doesn't mean they will automatically favor one of the seniors. I think with all the JR talent coming out this year that would be very short sighted.

Scotty D
02-04-2010, 09:36 AM
Just because they were at the Snr. Bowl doesn't mean they will automatically favor one of the seniors. I think with all the JR talent coming out this year that would be very short sighted.

http://www.freep.com/article/20100201/SPORTS01/2010342/?imw=Y

I think that with all the juniors coming out, there's definitely a better class of juniors than we've had in the past," general manager Martin Mayhew said at the Senior Bowl. "In the past, you look at that junior list, and about every third name you get excited about. Well, this year, it was about every fifth or sixth name I wasn't excited about.

"There was a very high-quality group of juniors that came out. I think that's going to make it a deeper draft."

yarcraft3
02-04-2010, 09:44 AM
What about a guy like Donovan Warren? Player who they could have kept an eye on at Michigan.
Is he a reach at 34?

Addict
02-04-2010, 09:46 AM
Just because they were at the Snr. Bowl doesn't mean they will automatically favor one of the seniors. I think with all the JR talent coming out this year that would be very short sighted.

I would imagine it's an advantage to better know certain prospects. Sure if there's an amazing junior available, we'll have to go that way. But if it comes down to a good junior and a good senior, the fact that they know that senior from the Senior bowl can certainly influence the decision.

tblain1
02-04-2010, 10:04 AM
What about a guy like Donovan Warren? Player who they could have kept an eye on at Michigan.
Is he a reach at 34?

In my not-so-expert opinion, I'd say too early. I even think it could be early for Wilson at #34. Yes, he is rising, but wasn't his original projection 3rd round? Also it looks like there is a good group of CB/Ss this year. I wouldn't mind waiting until 3-4th round to pick one up unless someone like Earl Thomas slipped to the 2nd round.

EDIT: Nevermind...looks like a lot of recent mocks have Wilson going late 1st. Maybe the guy has jumped significantly.

SINCE1978
02-04-2010, 10:47 AM
I'd take Bruce Campbell. Maryland players always beast. No exceptions.. Don't even bother looking it up. Terps dominate life.


You know it's funny about the school thing ... I sense you are being very tongue & cheek about Maryland, but I had a verbal joist with someone pre senior bowl about Kyle Wilson being from Boise St!! Really, in all their domination the past 5 years, name a solid skill player from Boise in the league? Clady & Colledge are linemen but not too many skill players coming out to the NFL ranks from that program. Just something to consider, it does not 100% turn me off from Wilson, just say'n ...

cotts1
02-04-2010, 10:50 AM
In my not-so-expert opinion, I'd say too early. I even think it could be early for Wilson at #34. Yes, he is rising, but wasn't his original projection 3rd round? Also it looks like there is a good group of CB/Ss this year. I wouldn't mind waiting until 3-4th round to pick one up unless someone like Earl Thomas slipped to the 2nd round.

EDIT: Nevermind...looks like a lot of recent mocks have Wilson going late 1st. Maybe the guy has jumped significantly.

I think the reason Kyle Wilson was down on some draft boards was because he didn't play against elite competition. He put a lot of those doubts to rest at the senior bowl. I think he's a legit late 1st rounder. At this point I would jump on Wilson at 34, especially with the state of our secondary....I like Perrish Cox to. Cox and Wilson are neck and neck for who will be the 2nd corner off the board. Hopefully we'll get a shot at one of them.

Scotty D
02-04-2010, 12:04 PM
You know it's funny about the school thing ... I sense you are being very tongue & cheek about Maryland, but I had a verbal joist with someone pre senior bowl about Kyle Wilson being from Boise St!! Really, in all their domination the past 5 years, name a solid skill player from Boise in the league? Clady & Colledge are linemen but not too many skill players coming out to the NFL ranks from that program. Just something to consider, it does not 100% turn me off from Wilson, just say'n ...

Jared Zabranksy wants a word with you!

Boise St. never is ranked very highly on the recruiting lists so I wouldn't expect them to have a lot of pros. They go for a certain type of player for what they do and it works for them. They are starting to sprinkle some top end talent into the pros though. (p.s.watch out for Titus Young)

DoWnThEfiElD
02-04-2010, 12:26 PM
What about a guy like Donovan Warren? Player who they could have kept an eye on at Michigan.
Is he a reach at 34?

I actually think Warren could have the most potential out of any corner in this years draft. If he runs in the 4.4's I would be very happy to take him at 34. Don't forget he had 3 different D-coordinators in his 3 years there and he still excelled. That is very impressive.

noondog
02-04-2010, 01:15 PM
I think the reason Kyle Wilson was down on some draft boards was because he didn't play against elite competition. He put a lot of those doubts to rest at the senior bowl. I think he's a legit late 1st rounder. At this point I would jump on Wilson at 34, especially with the state of our secondary....I like Perrish Cox to. Cox and Wilson are neck and neck for who will be the 2nd corner off the board. Hopefully we'll get a shot at one of them.

Don't forget about Patrick Robinson. He still has a very legit shot at being the second corner taken off the board too. Even Warren to an extent, albeit he is the darkhorse of the group and would need a very impressive combine.

cotts1
02-04-2010, 03:11 PM
Yea, I mean there is still a lot of time left for guys to move up and down the boards, but from what I've read, Robinson struggled during senior bowl drills. He probably hurt his stock while Wilson and Cox improved theirs. We'll know more after the combine I guess.

DoWnThEfiElD
02-04-2010, 05:52 PM
Yea, I mean there is still a lot of time left for guys to move up and down the boards, but from what I've read, Robinson struggled during senior bowl drills. He probably hurt his stock while Wilson and Cox improved theirs. We'll know more after the combine I guess.

I really don't like Robinson as a prospect. He isn't a strong tackler and overrated at this point. I would rather have Warren, Cox, Wilson, and even the guy from Wake before him.

frubulubu
02-05-2010, 10:34 PM
In my not-so-expert opinion, I'd say too early. I even think it could be early for Wilson at #34. Yes, he is rising, but wasn't his original projection 3rd round? Also it looks like there is a good group of CB/Ss this year. I wouldn't mind waiting until 3-4th round to pick one up unless someone like Earl Thomas slipped to the 2nd round.

EDIT: Nevermind...looks like a lot of recent mocks have Wilson going late 1st. Maybe the guy has jumped significantly.

Yeah, he should go in the first, looks like maybe the Eagles @ 24.

tblain1
02-08-2010, 11:44 AM
Yeah, he should go in the first, looks like maybe the Eagles @ 24.

Yeah we'll see. A lot may depend on his combine numbers too. Kyle Wilson has today's hype, but will he get tomorrow's hype? Lots of good CBs lumped in the same range so someone could separate at the combine. But I do like that he has performed on the field; I'd rather value that over how high he jumps in front of a board of pegs or a 40 time in spandex.

DoWnThEfiElD
02-08-2010, 12:02 PM
I believe Donovan Warren has the most potential out of any of the corners in this years draft. If he runs in the 4.4's I would take him over Wilson with our 2nd round pick.

He never had the same D-coordinator twice and still played well. If he gets coached up in the NFL his potential is probably higher than any of the CBs in the draft.

Maybe Next Year Millen2
02-08-2010, 12:44 PM
I like Perrish Cox at 34. Good corner, good Senior Bowl and good kick return abilities.

Or a trade down to mid 2nd picking up a mid 3rd. Still target BPA corner,DE or RB.