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Lions get one extra pick

The Lions didn't get any compensation picks for losing free agents, but they did gain an extra seventh-rounder when the NFL announced the official draft order Monday.

League rules call for there to be 256 picks in the draft. After compensatory picks are awarded, open slots are filled based on first-round draft order. The Lions received the second to last pick, No. 255 overall. Two years ago, they took Mr. Irrelevant Ramzee Robinson with the last pick in the draft.

They now have eight overall picks, including two first- and two third-rounders, but no choices in the fourth or fifth rounds.

The league also announced its prime-time kickoff weekend and Thanksgiving games at its annual meetings Monday. The Lions host Green Bay on Thanksgiving for the second time in three years. They've lost their last five holiday games.

The rest of the league schedule will be revealed next month.

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Anonymous Steve said...


why the Ramzee Robinson dis? At least he is still on the team. The 5th rounder Ken Moore is gone, and lets just not go through past draft history. Hopefully Schwartz/Mayhew/Lewand/Harris/ Mr Ford get it right from now on.

9:17 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just got a sneak peek at the new lions logo [hopefully] and, wow! that looks infinitely times better than the old logo, i think. can only hope it's for real.

9:28 AM 
Anonymous Michael Schottey said...


Mr. Irrelevant is the official nickname of the person taken with the last pick in the draft. It wasn't a dis against Robinson who is a great special teamer.

One moment that will stick out in my mind is a game I was covering at the Metrodome where Ramzee was the first person down the field and blew up the ball carrier. He was next to Boss Bailey who I then realized was the irrelevant one.

4:03 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

come on dave, where are the updates man? news all over the place and you're nowhere to be found.

here's the new logo about as up close and personal as you can get:

god that lion looks freakin sweet! make the helmets black and then throw BEAST [no longer bubbles] on there!

4:08 PM 
Anonymous Steve said...


I know that, just messin with Dave. Ramzee never played with Boss Bailey though, so it must have been a different one of our irrelevant LB.

4:35 PM 
Anonymous Michael Schottey said...

8:57 PM 
Anonymous Steve said...

I stand corrected, I was thinking Ramzee was a rook, then I rememberd Caleb Campbell was our last pick last year. My apologies Mr. Schottey

9:31 PM 
Blogger Dave Birkett said...

Sorry fellas. Wish I was in California but the paper has me doing other things at the moment. Got to take it up with the boss. I'm sure you can find his email on our site.

9:37 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well that's quite homosexual there, dave. your boss, quite frankly, sucks. unless of course you hold him in high regard even though he didn't let you fly to cali with the rest of the pundits.

what do you think of the new logo and have you seen the uniforms yet?

12:30 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like Dave's saying his cheap a$$ paper doesn't care about covering the Lions. Keep up the good work anyway, Dave.

12:34 PM 

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