Time to get back to work (on the blog). Since I finally have a night off (as well as an entire weekend... the first since mid-January) it's time for some draft blogging... I even have an entire 6 days to go before the draft starts. Okay, so it's a little late, so sue me.
First, some predictions so that I may eat crow later. (I've been googling crow recipes online, there really aren't that many of them).
The Rams will draft QB Bradford... for pretty much the same reasons the Lions did last year (when they took Stafford).
The Lions will take DT Suh or DT McCoy. I'd say Suh 100% but for the agent factor. Signability does have a minor role in guys who are nearly rated the same, so the pick could be McCoy. I'm 90% Suh, 10% McCoy... most of the day... the rest of the day I'm 50/50.
The Safety named Berry will not be picked before number 7 in the draft.
The Lions will only take a tackle in round one if they trade away Backus in some kind of draft day trade... if they do so, then my DT prediction is null and void.
The Lions will draft a RB, a DT, a DE and a CB with the first 4 picks (in no particular order)... unless they trade away any players from their roster on draft day.
The Lions will not draft an Offensive Lineman with the first 4 picks unless they make a trade of a player already on the roster. (yes, this one goes with the last one, but I want to be right twice).
The Lions will draft a TE or FB or a guy who can play both after the first 4 picks.
One of the players the Lions draft will be someone that no one has heard of.
Finally, the Lions will be very active in the UDFA market (after the draft) and there are some on the current roster who should be getting nervous.
Okay, that's enough work for tonight. I'll try to do more work over the weekend.