Well Lions fans, the Detroit version of the Super Bowl has come and gone, how do you feel about it? The initial thought I experienced at first was here we go again. I wondered why Ziggy Ansah? I saw the need but didn’t understand the pick. But I’m going to go bold here and say the Lions first six picks will be on this roster and it’s about time. Ansah, Slay, Warford, Taylor, and Fuller are all big and run well to very well at their positions. I’m going to call this draft the Xander effect. There was clearly a plan and needs were filled.
So here goes, here are the picks followed by my analysis and grades.
Round 1 – Pick No. 5 (5) – DE Ezekiel Ansah (BYU)
Round 2 – Pick No. 4 (36) – CB Darius Slay (Mississippi State)
Round 3 – Pick No. 3 (65) – OG Larry Warford (Kentucky)
Round 4 – Pick No. 35 (132) – DE Devin Taylor (South Carolina)
Round 5 (from SEA) – Pick No. 32 (165) – P Sam Martin (Appalachian State)
Round 6 – Pick No. 3 (171) – WR Corey Fuller (Virginia Tech)
Round 6 (fro