Originally written April 17, 2013 on The Majors Detroit:
Round One (5th overall pick) OT from Central Michigan – Eric Fisher Has this pick become obvious or is there still a debate about it? For me I don’t think there’s any debate on it. This pick has to be an offensive lineman whether it’s the two best offensive tackles in the draft in Eric Fisher or Luke Joeckel… or possibly the two best guards in Jonathan Cooper or Chance Warmack. Not to mention it makes absolute sense to replace Jeff Backus who recently retired and to protect your $20 million dollar quarterback. Comparison: Russell Okung – Seattle Seahawks Round Two (36th overall pick) DE from Texas – Alex Okafor As nice as the addition of Jason Jones will be as well as using a 2nd round tender on Willie Young to bring him back, the only other DE on the roster is Ronnell Lewis. You’re just asking for too much from a second year player who has limited experience to come out and start or play that much. Okafor has been a player I’ve been high on until the Senior Bowl where it looked ...
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