Detroit Lions: My Pre-Draft’s Night’s Dream (Humor?)


Published: April 22, 2009


... of draft week has been about the Detroit Lions and their GM Sherman L. McClesky. Any thoughts, Mel (Kiper). Kiper: Expect a lot of moves from Sherman. He has the first pick and a bunch of furture picks; he's going to "wheel and deal" in a younger squad for new coach Jim Schwartz. Berman: Do you think he's going with a QB with the first pick? Kiper: I don't think so. Look, he obtained Daunte Culpepper midway during last season; he's going to give Culpepper a chance to prove himself. Berman: What about a wide receiver? Kiper: I hate to say it, but you can see the Lions drafting another wide out, except this time, we won't see it in the first round. I think the Lions had learned their lesson from that. Berman: Mel, what do you think is Sherman's overall goal in this draft? Kiper: When Sherman hired Jim Schwartz as head coach, he'd hired a defensive minded person; therefore, his goal is to establish the defense first; however, don't be surprised if he starts off on offense first...

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