With the St. Louis Rams appearing to be locked in on Oklahoma’s QB Sam Bradford with the #1 pick tomorrow night in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Shutdown Corner’s Mock Draft shows what the smart money is saying everywhere – the Lions selecting Nebraska’s monster defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. They write:
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Bradford may be the first overall pick, but that’s a need-based decision to a point. When it comes to the best player in this draft class, Suh stands head and shoulders above. His on-field skills are nearly peerless; Suh will fit Detroit’s aggressive 4-3 perfectly, but he would be a great fit anywhere on the line in any scheme. And don’t be surprised if, as much as the Rams believe in Bradford, they don’t feel a tinge of regret at letting Suh go anywhere else.
Although Matt “#1 or and Bust” Millen is far from the decision making process, The Bleacher Report looks at the major investment the Lions have in QB Matthew Stafford and suggests that the Lions could reach for one of the three very strong offensive tackles in the draft: Russell Okung of Oklahoma State, Trent Williams of Oklahoma and Bryan Bulaga of Iowa. The Detroit Lions Weblog looks at the recent trade that sent linebacker Ernie Sims away for tight end Tony Schleffler and the 900 pound elephant in the room, Albert Haynesworth who could allow the Lions some flexibility.
Most likely, who the Lions will take at #34 will be the big story. The Detroit News lists a few including RB Jahvid Best & CB Patrick Robinson of Florida State. Lions Gab is looking at safeties and other positions with well-reasoned analysis – check it out.
This video from ESPN looks at Ndamukong Suh – how to pronounce his name, the fact that his name means “House of Spears” in Cameroon and lots and lots of highlights. If that’s not enough, ESPN’s Draft Capsule breaks down Suh.