Detroit Lions: 2006 What Could Have Been


Published: April 30, 2009


... NFL seasons under their belt. As draft grades are being tossed around, I think its time to look back at the '06 draft and see where the Lions could have taken a different (better) direction.

Round One, Ninth Pick: Ernie Sims, LB, Florida State

Sims has compiled 371 tackles, 2.5 sacks, four passes defended, and one interception. Those are decent numbers. I would like to see some forced fumbles, but he's been solid.

My grade on the Sims pick: B+

Notable Players Available at No. 9 Overall

QB Jay Cutler, DT Haloti Ngata, and DE/LB Kamerion Wimbley. If the Lions could have a do over, I think they would have taken Cut...

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