Rob Sims Now A Lion, Detroit Looking Better Already

April 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Rob Sims is now officially a member of the Detroit Lions, or will be as soon as he passes his physical. The deal was announced earlier today and confirmed by several different reporters.
Sims is a huge upgrade at the guard position for the Lions. He's rated as the 8th best overall guard on profootballfocus.com. Many were concerned with his pass block rating on there, but he's still in the top 25 out of 64 guards overall. Or in more simpler terms, even in his worst area he's still better than over half the other starters in the nfl.
The better news is Sims is young and still has many years left. Plus he's rated in the top 10 of guards overall, and the system they were running in Seattle was detrimental to his playing abilities. So not only do I know he's a huge upgrade over all the linemen Detroit has, he also could be even better than we expect.
So this begs the question now, why was Seattle so willing to trade him for just a 5th round pick?
Seattle was willing to p...

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