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A new wrinkle

The NFL’s new draft format this April might add a few new wrinkles. Instead of holding all rounds on a Saturday and Sunday, the draft will be more prime-time friendly. It starts with round one at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. Then on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. rounds two and three will be decided. It will wrap up on Saturday, April 24, starting at 10 a.m. for rounds four through seven.

After the first round, general managers will have all Thursday night and Friday during the day to regroup and possibly make draft trades. Same goes for Friday night between round three which is Friday night and round four which starts on Saturday morning.

“I think they will be longer days. I think the teams that have the benefit of picking first the next morning will be in a good situation. You look at your board, you start to ask yourself how important Player A is, if you could just get Player A. ... I think you’ll see a lot of trading of those rounds,’’ Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said.

The Lions have the second overall pick. While there is more need on defense, Mayhew wouldn’t rule out drafting an offensive player.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I like to hear that because we need all the new talent that we can get.
I just don't want to go giving up the 2nd pick of the draft.
Instead, if he trades off a few of the players that we have for a few picks.
Like Dante for instance,and there are some others. And if we can't trade Dante (because I'm not sure if he is under contract or not?)
There must be some way of getting something for him.
However if we can get two first round pic's for the second round pic and they werent The 30th and 31st then it would be OK.

12:14 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Culpepper's contract is up this year, he is a free agent. Not to mention we probably wouldn't be able to trade him for a 7th round pick even if he wasn't because, we pulled him off the street when no one wanted him and he had to renegotiate his contract and take less money to stay on this year. Truth be told the lions simply cannot afford 2 first round picks high in the draft in terms of real money, because there is no cap next year. If you look at our draft last year, our 2nd round pick Louis Delmas was an awesome pick up and seeing as we pick second in the second round we can get another GREAT player. They will take one of the DT's with the first round pick, the second round, well that one is all up in the air!

2:16 AM 
Blogger Michael said...

I don't care how much talent we need, we cannot pass up either Suh or McCoy because they are the best players in the draft at a position that we need. By picking either one of them, we make a partial return to the early 90's where we were strong up the middle with a RB, QB, C, NT, MLB & Safety! The pick of either player is worth 2 more wins! Now, we have to find CB's.

9:08 AM 

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