With all 3 Tackles off the board before the Lions pick at 5, they won’t want to reach, so they do what makes sense and that is TRADE!
Last year in only 14 games Mathews rushed for over 1,000 yards and averaged 4.9 yards per carry all while sharing carries with Mike Tolbert.
The first round of the 2012 NFL Draft was fascinating with all the trading going on and six quality players left in the green room at Radio City Music Hall.
The Lions made the playoffs last year for the first time this century, so that’s encouraging. What wasn’t encouraging, however, was that they started 5-0 before going 5-7 the rest of the way; included in that stretch was a 17-point, opening-round playoff loss to New Orleans.
I fill out a mock draft like an NCAA bracket. I just start filling out what I think will happen not what should happen and at the end I’m a little shocked at what I’ve done. Just like an NCAA bracket no mock draft is perfect.
These are the selections of the first 12 picks of the NFL Draft prior to the Lions selection at 13, according to the following correspondents to the Karsch and Anderson program.
The prospects for the 2011 NFL Draft have to be thrilled it’s draft week.