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Checking out the draft picks

Here’s an early look at a few of the Lions draft picks just four days into training camp:
 -- Quarterback Matthew Stafford (first overall) looks like he belongs. He doesn’t act like a rookie, he presents himself well. And, on top of that, he’s got a wicked spiral and can connect with receivers on a regular basis. He seems to have earned the respect of his teammates already.
 -- Tight end Brandon Pettigrew (first round) was a standout the first few days until he pulled up with a thigh issue and missed the last two days. He’s 6-foot-5 and can catch the ball. He wears No. 84 -- Herman Moore’s old number -- and at times he reminds me of the former Lions’ receiver.
 -- Safety Louis Delmas (second round) is having a blast and it shows. Safety is a tough position to learn, especially for a rookie, but he seems to be excelling so far. He looks like a starter, but the coaches won’t say that just yet.
 -- Running back Aaron Brown (sixth round), the speedy one, shows flashes but needs to put his whole game together. Once he becomes a reliable pass rusher opportunities could increase for him. There is no doubt he possesses pure speed.
-- Tight end Dan Gronkowski (seventh round) is making the most of his increased reps. With two tight ends injured, his number is being called often and he has stepped up with some nice receptions. Regulars at camp know who’s wearing No. 47.


Anonymous Steve said...

You left off a few of the guys I was most interested in. What about Sammie Hill and Zack Follett? Also what about Levy, Williams and Murtha?

4:26 PM 
Blogger spacecataz said...

I was going to ask about Follett as well. It doesn't sound like he's standing out.

Also, did you mean that Aaron Brown needs to become a consistent pass catcher, not rusher?

6:26 PM 
Anonymous Pablo of Sparta said...

I'm a big Lions fan. And I hear the same crap year after year in the off season and preseason. Everbody is a stud up until the season starts. the new gm and president have a real short leash if no.9 and co. plus the free agent class of 09 bomb.

if we suck by week 10. fire i say fire the GM. He comes over for Matt M's watch and I refuse to believe it was all Matt M's doing or lack of.

12:43 PM 
Anonymous Mikey said...

Your right it was all Matt Millen I believe coach Rod Marinelli was just as bad.

That said I don't believe anybody is expecting more than 4 to 6 wins out of this team.

7:56 AM 

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