Thursday, July 18, 2013

Detroit Lions 2009 Draft review

1st draft for these guys.

They picked these guys
Overall Grade: C Loads of potiential little results.
Matthew Stafford Pick # 1 45 starts 17-29 record Grade C

1114/1863/54 12814 80 td pass
871/323 7td rush
Lions are in the worst spot a team can be in: QB no mans land. They have an average QB. The problem is the have paid him around $74 million to this point for 17 wins. Only 25, he has a strong arm and experience but has not answered the ultimate question; Can he win?

Brandon Pettigrew Round 1 Pick #20 57 games 54 starts grade C-

243 rec 2414 yards 14td
An up and down career. More down than up. Part of the Roy Williams trade, Grew has not lived up to his potiential. Touted as great blocker, he has struggled in that department. Terrible hands with a penchant to fumble. Probably his last year in Detroit.

Louis Delmas Round 2 Pick # 33 49 starts Grade C+

267 tackles 3 picks4 FR

Another guy who has not lived up to his talent. Only 3 picks in 49 games and a bad knee. Has shown flashes of great coverage ability and run support.

DeAndre Levy Round #3 Pick #76 57 games 50 starts Grade C-

308 tackles 5 picks
A good rookie season led to hope, injure himself in 2010 but finished strong at MLB. Struggled since his move outside in 2011. Has been one worst defensive players in the NFL.

Derrick Williams Round 3 Pick #82 11 games grade: E

9 82 yards rec a fumble lost
A part of the Roy Williams trade never showed the speed to play in the NFL. A total bust.
Sammie Lee Hill Round 4 pick #115 59 games 18 starts Grade B

95 tackles 4 sacks
A good rotational guy, not a starter. Much better in limited snaps. Left for big $$$$$.

Aaron Brown Round 6 Pick # 192 22 games 2 starts Grade C

45/189/0 rush
18/137/1 rec
The last piece of the Roy Williams trade. He never played up to his speed. Had trouble with blitz pick up.

Lydon Murtha Round 7 pick #218 Grade: D-

Never played for the Lions. Picked off the practice squad by Miami
Zack Follett round 7 Pick #235 17 games 2 starts Grade C+

31 tackles
A good special teams guy, bad linebacker. Broke his neck vs. the Ravens. Currently suing the Lions.

Dan Gronkowski Round 7 pick #254 2 games Grade C-

1 rec 4 yards
The brother of the Gronk, played briefly after being called up from the practice squad. Treaded to Denver for Alphonso Smith.

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