Is the Detroit Lions’ Draft Smokescreen Increasing?

April 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Mayhew sure does know how to confuse the Lions public.
While he does always express the desire to trade down, he is also satisfied staying at the position.
And his draft plans could become more evident with releases today, but what about visits?
The Lions cut Pearson, Hobbs, and Witherspoon.
But they also visited with Lito Sheppard.
Now the question is, could they just be making room for free agents they can acquire at a low price, or draft high in the secondary?
To me that answer is simple. They'll do both.
Mayhew has the ability to do both, while being able to draft the secondary high, say in the second and third rounds, would be possible. I would see trading down as the path he takes.
Being able to bring in two or three free agents to help the depth as well.
One name that will stop me from considering a secondary as a high pick would be Oshiomogho Atogwe from St. Louis.
While he won't become unrestricted yet, he would be pursued en...

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