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2010 Draft - Rd 1b: RB Jahvid Best

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Not only do I not like the pick but we traded up to get him. We just drafted an injury prone, concussion case. I think we could have done better here. I hope I am wrong.

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I didn't see the specifics on the trade but I love the pick. The concussion was a fluke. He made a stupid mistake by leaving his feet and got flipped. I'd be willing to bet that he learned from that mistake very quickly.

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We moved down in the 4th and gave them one of our many 7th rounders...I can't believe you guys are upset about giving that up that little to get who was obviously on top of our board.

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I didn't see the specifics on the trade but I love the pick. The concussion was a fluke. He made a stupid mistake by leaving his feet and got flipped. I'd be willing to bet that he learned from that mistake very quickly.

Also, he was cleared by a neurologist IIRC. Any concussion going forward won't be related to that concussion. Still, a running back with concussion issues is a tad scary.

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I just don't see him as having concussion issues. I mean he left his feet and landing on his head and hurt his neck and got a concussion. Seems more like an isolated incident than a concussion "issue"

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I love the pick, and the trade was not too much for me. Switching in the 4th and giving up a 7th was fine with me

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I think I was being a bit irrational about the trade, mainly because I had been talking myself into Kindle at the second round pick, so I was upset about losing it. But moving up from that pick, and just moving back in the 4th... I guess I'm warming up a lot.

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I think I was being a bit irrational about the trade, mainly because I had been talking myself into Kindle at the second round pick, so I was upset about losing it. But moving up from that pick, and just moving back in the 4th... I guess I'm warming up a lot.

Sounds like a case of "homerism"...he's a Lion now...gotta love him

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I hate this. First of all, RB is not a pressing need. There's a reason we see a new starting RB every other season, and it's not the RB. It's the absolutely atrocious offensive line that has been here for 10 years and never been addressed. Adrian Peterson is going to be terrible in our backfield if we had him with this offensive line. Kevin Smith is not bad. Kevin Jones was not bad. Hell, James Stewart was not bad...but they sure look like it when they get zero help. Best is going to be just as bad as they were. I would have been mad with any RB before the 4th/5th round, but to trade up for one...this is just plain stupid.

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I hate this. First of all, RB is not a pressing need. There's a reason we see a new starting RB every other season, and it's not the RB. It's the absolutely atrocious offensive line that has been here for 10 years and never been addressed. Adrian Peterson is going to be terrible in our backfield if we had him with this offensive line. Kevin Smith is not bad. Kevin Jones was not bad. Hell, James Stewart was not bad...but they sure look like it when they get zero help. Best is going to be just as bad as they were. I would have been mad with any RB before the 4th/5th round, but to trade up for one...this is just plain stupid.

First off, he's more than just a RB, he's a specialist and can do many things. Secondly...we addressed our OL some already with adding Sims, a top OG. Interior lineman aren't taken in the first where we were picking and there isn't much value for OL at 34.

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First off, he's more than just a RB, he's a specialist and can do many things. Secondly...we addressed our OL some already with adding Sims, a top OG. Interior lineman aren't taken in the first where we were picking and there isn't much value for OL at 34.

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I hate this. First of all, RB is not a pressing need. There's a reason we see a new starting RB every other season, and it's not the RB. It's the absolutely atrocious offensive line that has been here for 10 years and never been addressed. Adrian Peterson is going to be terrible in our backfield if we had him with this offensive line. Kevin Smith is not bad. Kevin Jones was not bad. Hell, James Stewart was not bad...but they sure look like it when they get zero help. Best is going to be just as bad as they were. I would have been mad with any RB before the 4th/5th round, but to trade up for one...this is just plain stupid.

And what if Smith isn't healthy for the beginning of the season?

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First off, he's more than just a RB, he's a specialist and can do many things. Secondly...we addressed our OL some already with adding Sims, a top OG. Interior lineman aren't taken in the first where we were picking and there isn't much value for OL at 34.

I don't think Seattle would trade a top OG for a 5th round pick. However, I don't think our line is as bad as some make it out to be either.

I wonder if we will have a chance at Veldheer in the third round. That would be a nice pick.

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I don't think Seattle would trade a top OG for a 5th round pick. However, I don't think our line is as bad as some make it out to be either.

Our line isn't horrible, you're right. Seattle didn't want him anymore and got what they could for him...same situation with Santonio Holmes, but without the legal trouble.

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I like Best, but I think we could have gotten with the 34th pick. I know we didn't give up much....but that 7th rounder could have been the difference between drafting a player the Lions really liked instead of losing him as an UDFA to a more favorable NFL team

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