Those who would hate to see the Detroit Lions take another wide receiver with their first pick in the NFL draft need to steel themselves for disappointment.
The endless run-up to the NFL Draft nearly ruined it this year; the first round will come to a merciful end on Thursday night.
Watkins, whom some believe could turn out to be the best player in this draft, would help tremendously.
“If you don’t have it in three years, you don’t have it,” Mayhew said. “This is a big year for those guys, I think.”
“Besides a punter and a long snapper, we’re open to taking just about any position,” Mayhew said.
Mayhew said there have been no conversations about trading Ndamukong Suh, save with one team that offered what Mayhew described as “a box of old tube socks.”
For all the interest in QBs such as Johnny Football, and all the praise for the deep class of deep-threat receivers, the first player off the board on Thursday in the NFL draft figures to be that most coveted of defenders, the sack master end.
Lou Tepper knew exactly what button he could push to motivate linebacker Khalil Mack in the week leading up to Buffalo’s daunting season-opening test against Ohio State last year.
In the estimation of Tony Ortiz, the Lions will most likely not do what Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have predicted they will do.
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has been testing the market for a possible NFL draft-day trade and said Wednesday he won’t be reluctant to make a deal.