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These are more like what I would do if I was picking. 3,4, and 5 round all have one thing in common, I have seen them all play. I am a season ticket holder for the Kentucky Wildcats so saw DJ play many times. And went up two years ago to see Indiana vs Purdue. A game I might add that Randle El outplayed Drew Brees and the only reason Purdue won was because of tight end play.

rnd nmbr/ovr Player/postion/school/comment

1 3(3) Q. Jammer cb Texas, All around stud

2 3(35) D. Foster rb UCLA, we need a running back he is good why not take him?

3 3(68) Dennis Johnson de Kentucky, Great pass rusher

4 36(134) Antwaaan Randle EL wr Indiana, We need

A wide out AND a QB so why not kill two birds with one stone?

5 3(138) Tim Stratton te Purdue, WE need one and this kid caught passes from Drew Brees seen him play he is pretty good.

the rest of the picks are still way to early to predict. But here are our other picks

6 3(175)

7 3(214)

7 42(253)

7 48(259)

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I'm not too big in predicting draft picks and would rather do a wait and see thing mainly because I don't know much about the college players. However, if he's available I wouldn't mind seeing us take Jammer. That would really bolster our secondary a great deal and possibly make our secondary go from a true weakness to a potential strength with all the moves we made for that area.

However, if we can get a lucrative offer to trade down I wouldn't mind doing that either. From what I can see those are the two options that make the most sense to me.

Randle El is an interesting choice. I saw him play two times during his college career in person. One time he was plain awful and another time he played a very strong game. He has a lot of tools. And as you posted I've heard most people see him as a WR more than a QB. He could be the next Cordell Stewart?!? It will be intersted to see where he goes in the draft and what the team picks him uses him for.

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The reason I even brought up Randle El is because, Like I said I hear people say we need a wide reciever and a quarterback. He can do both. Had he played Quarterback all season last year he would have probably won the heisman. I won't swear to this BUT I think I heard once the only college QB with better running stats in his career than Randle El was Donovan McNabb. Now I am not saying that He is a Mcnabb, BUT he did play against tougher teams than McNabb did playing in the Big Ten. He can also return Kicks and Punts, and with Desmond getting older that would be a good thing cause with as injury prone as our secondary is we can't afford to have them returning kicks.

PS he won the senior bowl MVP as a wide reciever. So he CAN catch

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I like this one. Always fun to do this sort of thing.

1.) Quentin Jammer, CB, Texas A gimme, A future Pro-Bowler

2.) Look for a trade down to the middle of the 2d, where they will draft Matt Schoebel, TE, TCU Lions #1 TE next year

3.) Raonall Smith, OLB, Washington State Could start right away

4.) Michael Josiah, DE, Louisville 3d down rush guy

5.) Seth Burford, QB, Cal Poly Might be JT O'Sullivan instead

6.) Reggie Coleman, OT, Tennessee Depth for RT

7.) Damien Anderson, RB, Northwestern 3d down back

7b.) Dwayne Pierce, OG, LSU might be too fat (6-1, 337)

7c.) Dante Wesley, CB, Ark Pine-Bluff Fast, but not skilled

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Jonesy, Randle-el would be a great pick, but he won't be a QB in the NFL. His lack of height is the most important reason, but he's a terrific athlete who will be drafted, as a returner and future slot receiver. Stratton will not be drafted in my opinion, because of his feet. He ran a 5.17, which I can beat. He's also a poor blocker, so there's not much there.

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Is it just me or is Carolina getting cold feet on selecting Julius Peppers. A lot has come to light about Peppers lately, making him a huge gamble - he could be a perennial pro bowler or a huge bust. Quentin Jammar is pretty much considered a safe pick, you know what you are getting. CB's are easier to project into the pro game and Jammar is going to be a good one - and Carolina has a need in their defensive backfield as well.

If Carolina takes Jammar, or trades with a team who takes him - What do we do? Do we take the gamble on Peppers, take Harrington and not fill a hole, or try our damndest to find a team that wants Peppers and deal down to get Buchanon and an extra pick in the second or 3rd round?

I'm still in favor of trading our 3rd overall pick - reguardless of who is available. I like dealing for Oaklands first and second round picks but that seems entirely out of the question by most football analysts in the know as too much of a drop for the Lions to make.

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I really like the idea of Harrington with the Lions, but cornerback is a more pressing need, as Enjolras has acknowledged. I guess I'd like to see the Lions choose Jammer, but if Carolina takes him, I would go for Harrington over Peppers. I think we have the makings of an above-average front four, whereas our current starting QB has a 49% career completion pct. in college and, I believe, a somewhat lower mark in the pros.

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What are you talking about that Randle El played tougher opponents than McNabb? Talk all you want about the incredibly weak bottom to the Big East, but Boston College, Miami, and Virginia Tech were no slouches then... and now. Also, McNabb almost beat Tennessee who went on to win the National Championship in 98, and spanked Michigan (remember Michigan being down 38-7???)

Randle El is not even in the same league as McNabb.

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I'm not sure I agree with that. McNabb has yet to show yet that he can be a great thrower in the NFL. He runs around and all that, but those type of QB's can only take you so far. Without the Philly defense the last two years the Eagles have no shot of making the playoffs. Kordell learned that after a few years that you have to take the hits in the pocket or at worst on the run. Personally, I think Randle El is a better athlete than McNabb is. Randle El is only 5'9" tall. The dude can fly though. I predict he will eventually be switched to the secondary on defense, and he might actually do pretty well.

As far as QB's go, there are a lot of intriging choices out there that the Lions could get in the lower rounds. I really don't want the Lions to waste the pick on Harrington. Like I've said before, I think Harrington has Rob Johnson written all over him.

A couple names stick out to me that could be available in the later rounds. Zac Kustock from Northwestern. I used to think the guy was just a "system" QB, but after watching him play a few more times, I think he is a solid QB all the way around, I really do. And if he were to be put in this system, the same as the one that was in Northwestern, maybe less complicated, I think he would thrive. Wayne Madkin from Mississippi State. I know the guy got injured his senior year, but this dude can LAUNCH the ball and he is very mobile and throws a nice ball. He'll probably fall anywhere from 5th to 7th round.

Major Applewhite is intriging. He'd be a nice backup to have in the NFL. Woodrow Danzler is listed as something other than QB. I know he struggled last year, but I think he should be given a shot to at least make the roster at the QB position. I like him. I've seen a lot of bad QB's get to keep their jobs in the NFL, why not take a flier on him? If he were to be a WR he'd be a Johnnie Morton type. Not sure how he'd do at RB, but right now that's what he's listed as. I've said before NFL scouts puzzle me, and him being listed as a running back leaves me scratching my head. Kurt Kitner? He's pretty good, but I have question marks about him, not many though.

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I would like to see us trade to Oakland for at least a couple of first round picks and hopefully a second round pick also...but that will only happen if Jammer is still available.

I watched Rohan Davey from LSU play a few games last year and thought he wouldn't be a bad late pick gamble (7th round or later). He seems to have some weight problems, but looks much like Culpepper (obviously not comparing their abilities at this point). He played a good SEC schedule and beat Tennessee 2 out of 3 times over the past 2 years!

I love the idea of Randle El, I watched him play Michigan last year and was impressed by his speed and abilities.

I love the later rounds of the draft!! You never know who looks better because of what school they played for or who is actually the real deal!!

Let me know your opinions on Rohan Davey!

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A lot of people are talking about taking a QB in the 4th or 5th rounds. I would rather see the Lions use one of their 7th round picks or sign a college free agent. No matter who they draft. He would only be a third string or pratice squad player. Another reason why I feal the Lions can wait is Scott Dreisbach. He tore it up in the EFL last week. I know it's early but he's young and has a couple of more years of football experience then anybody else we would draft.

After a lot of debate Jammer is my first pick. If Portis is still around in the 2nd, I would snatch him up. They're no other RB I would take besides him until the 4th or 5th round (Chester Taylor). Then I would work on getting another CB or a OLB. It takes a CB an extra year to learn the postion compared to the other defensive postions because they get abused by other teams in their first year. I remember this happening to Woodson. If we can add a starter and a potential starter in this year's draft at CB. The Lions will be on their way to a strong defense for years to come. I'm comfortable with the gamble of platooning DeVries and Hall at DE. Both are young and have the potenial of being very solid. The problem with DE for the Lions is depth. If Hall, Devries, or Porcher go down. They're in trouble.

To sum it up.

1st CB Jammer

2nd CB, OLB, or Portis

3rd CB or OLB

4th/5th DE or RB if Portis was taken

6th TE because they signed Ricks

7th LB, OL, and WR

In 2003 they can work on the offensive skilled postion players a lot more but for this year they need to attack the Defense more.

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I hope they shock everyone and draft Harrington and trade him later in the first round.

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I vote for the boring pick...

one of the two stud offensive linemen. The kid from Miami, and the kid from texas. Both are considered can't miss, a la Orlando Pace type material.

We might be able to trade down a few spots, and one of these guys will be left.

It's boring, but Lord knows we need help on the line.

Solidify that, and get a corner early in the second. There are some decent guys in there...then maybe get a running back in the third.

I know, its boring, but boring attention to fundamentals wins games...we have been lacking there. It's amazing how an average running back or QB can look great when they have a solid line.

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Are you nuts? If that line isn't solid yet, it never will be. The Lions have been drafting tackles for the past three years, and that has turned this team into what it became last year--the slowest team in NFL history. Actually, when grading McDougle/Backus, they measure up quite well with McKinnie/Williams, especially when they're cheaper. There are question marks about McKinnie's work ethic, and Williams' eating/work habits entering the draft. All the Lions need is another Aaron Gibson. There are plenty of draftable linemen each year, they need to be drafted lower in the draft, and developed into players, so that cap money and 1st round picks can be spent on speed/skill positions. There are no corners who should start who will last until the Lions 2d round pick. There are only 3 corners in this draft who will start this year, Jammer, Buchanon, and Lito Sheppard. Mike Rumph is too slow.

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