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  • 3 days after the Draft? Start the '08 talk!

    First we have to start thinking about what range in the draft we are possibly going to be picking.

    Optimistic - Anyway between 10-17
    Realistic - 7-12
    Pessimistic - 1-10

    Honestly I think we will fall somewhere in the optimistic and realistc draft area.

    Next come the positions we will need to target. Looking at the team I can see RT being a position that could potentially be upgraded depending on the play of Jon Scott this year. CB is a possiblity but only if we are picking out of the top 5 or so as the position can be filled later with cover 2 types. Everyone has high hopes for Teddy Lehman and Baldwin, but ILB could be another huge need for us next off-season. Then you have to look at the departure of Cory Redding. Now there is talk of Francis replacing Redding which would leave a hole at DE.

    Players

    Jake Long, OT - Michigan
    Antoine Cason, CB - Arizona
    Justin King, CB - Penn State
    Malcom Jenkins, CB - Ohio State
    Calais Campbell, DE - Miami
    Lawrence Jackson, DE - USC
    Dan Connor, ILB - Penn State (I believe he is moving there this year)
    Darren McFadden, RB (To good of a talent to pass up)

    Now I need help on additional players at these positions and then candidates for DE and ILB and any othe positions you feel are first round needs.

  • #2
    I'm gonna throw my hat in the ring and say we draft 7-12 and we pick up Calais Campbell.

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    • #3
      Whoa now.. If we're picking outside of the Top 5, we have no shot at Calais Campbell. He's way too much of a freak to make it out of the Top 5.

      Anywho, I'm predicting a 4-12 season.. At the best, I could see a 6-10 year, but we DO have Jon Kitna as our QB.

      4-12 will land us a Top 5 pick, which SHOULD net us my hero Calais Campbell... assuming/hoping/praying that Darren McFadden, Sam Baker, Jake Long, and Brian Brohm are all still considered Top/Elite Prospects for the 08 Draft.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lions WMD View Post
        Whoa now.. If we're picking outside of the Top 5, we have no shot at Calais Campbell. He's way too much of a freak to make it out of the Top 5.

        Anywho, I'm predicting a 4-12 season.. At the best, I could see a 6-10 year, but we DO have Jon Kitna as our QB.

        4-12 will land us a Top 5 pick, which SHOULD net us my hero Calais Campbell... assuming/hoping/praying that Darren McFadden, Sam Baker, Jake Long, and Brian Brohm are all still considered Top/Elite Prospects for the 08 Draft.
        Let Redding walk. Slide Alma Francis inside. Draft Campbell. Have a beastly D-Line.

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        • #5
          Here are SI's top prospects for 08. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mul...ontent.25.html

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bootland27 View Post
            Here are SI's top prospects for 08. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mul...ontent.25.html
            Jake Long at #2, nice.

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            • #7
              3 wolverines in the top 22 as well, including 2 in the top 6

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Scotty D View Post
                Let Redding walk. Slide Alma Francis inside. Draft Campbell. Have a beastly D-Line.
                I agree, that IAF is going to be a very good Cover 2 DT.. I wonder if they have intentions of Re-Signing Redding and trading away Big Baby?

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                • #9
                  They cant have two undersized DTs in the cover two!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Lions WMD View Post
                    Whoa now.. If we're picking outside of the Top 5, we have no shot at Calais Campbell. He's way too much of a freak to make it out of the Top 5.

                    Anywho, I'm predicting a 4-12 season.. At the best, I could see a 6-10 year, but we DO have Jon Kitna as our QB.

                    4-12 will land us a Top 5 pick, which SHOULD net us my hero Calais Campbell... assuming/hoping/praying that Darren McFadden, Sam Baker, Jake Long, and Brian Brohm are all still considered Top/Elite Prospects for the 08 Draft.
                    maybe we could trade up for Calais... he's a freak... anyhow, depending on the running back situation we may have to consider a high pick on a RB, and they still haven't adressed the middle linebacker postition, and we may even need an OLB if Bailey walks.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Addict View Post
                      maybe we could trade up for Calais... he's a freak... anyhow, depending on the running back situation we may have to consider a high pick on a RB, and they still haven't adressed the middle linebacker postition, and we may even need an OLB if Bailey walks.
                      I could see Bailey walking next year. There are a ton of LB prospects in this draft. We could get a pretty decent one in the second round most likely.

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                      • #12
                        i still want kenny phillips safety from miami they say he has sean taylors hitting with ed reeds playmaking. He'll go from 5-10 next year im sure take him cut kennedy and move alexander to CB

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bootland27 View Post
                          Here are SI's top prospects for 08. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mul...ontent.25.html

                          haha tyson jackson's eyes are priceless

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                          • #14
                            Not sure if anyone saw this, but they also did a mock draft for 2008 already. According to them the lions will have the 4th overall next year and pick.............Calais Campbell.

                            http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/7630?new=true

                            I'll post the first 10 here:
                            # 1. Raiders: Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas - McFadden ran for 182 yards against LSU, which is basically an NFL team. Character questions, but these are the Raiders.
                            # 2. Texans: Jake Long, OT, Michigan - After Matt Schaub gets sacked as often as David Carr, Houston realizes it's still got a problem.
                            # 3. Vikings: Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville - Strong running game, and no passing game translates to 4-12 for the Vikes in 2007.
                            # 4. Lions: Calais Campbell, DE, Miami - I was tempted to put the top WR on the board here, but Matt Millen may not be around to run the draft.
                            # 5. Buccaneers: Sam Baker, LT, USC - Will this be the first pick of the post-Gruden era?
                            # 6. Dolphins: Chad Henne, QB, Michigan - The ‘Fins make up for controversial '07 pick of an Ohio State WR by taking a Michigan QB. You have to love the symmetry.
                            # 7. Cardinals: Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida - Pass-rushers are always valuable.
                            # 8. Titans: Kenny Phillips, S, Miami - Phillips gets the edge over Antoine Cason.
                            # 9. Cowboys (via Browns): Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU - Strong D-lineman for Wade Phillips' defense.
                            # 10. Falcons: Limas Sweed, WR, Texas - Tempted to go QB here, but only if the Falcons are bad enough to get Brohm.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bootland27 View Post
                              Not sure if anyone saw this, but they also did a mock draft for 2008 already. According to them the lions will have the 4th overall next year and pick.............Calais Campbell.

                              http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/7630?new=true

                              I'll post the first 10 here:
                              Lame mock draft. Nearly the same teams picking in the Top 10.
                              Left NFLDC: 20080918.

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