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  • Insight from NFL.com (about the Lions)...

    http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/10093964

    Lions' draft slot, top prospects in high demand

    PHOENIX -- Owners meetings represent one thing as much as anything else: The curtain has dropped on free agency and risen on the upcoming NFL draft.

    Just as draft chatter is about to intensify, so are player visits.

    The Detroit Lions have scheduled 30 college prospects to visit their training complex over the next month, including Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson, Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn and LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell.

    The Lions are scheduled to pick second, though Detroit head coach Rod Marinelli admitted Wednesday that the team has been virtually besieged with offers from other teams interested in drafting No. 2 overall.

    It might be unlikely that the Lions, or any other team, would be able to land Russell at No. 2. At this week's owners meetings in Phoenix, Raiders owner Al Davis, who owns the No. 1 overall pick, admitted that Russell's arm strength and side-to-side escapability remind him of John Elway.

    Undaunted, other teams still are interested in bringing Russell to their city to see how much they like him.

    The Browns have arranged for Russell to visit Cleveland next week, and they would love a chance to draft him. Browns general manager Phil Savage has known Russell since the LSU quarterback was 14 years old, stood 6-foot-4, weighed 185 pounds, and attended his football camp in Mobile, Ala.

    Savage recognized then, as he does now, the immense talents that Russell possesses. Other teams now do as well, though.

    The Washington Redskins, scheduled to pick No. 6, are planning to bring Russell to their training complex the second week in April.

    And other teams also are busy scheduling in visits for the top college prospects.

    LSU safety LaRon Landry is scheduled to visit the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions next week. Landry is considered a top 10 pick, and could be the reason the Falcons moved up in the draft from the 10th overall pick to the eighth, leapfrogging the Miami Dolphins at No. 9. Other top 10 teams believe the Falcons are enamored with Landry, the best safety in the draft.
    Just what I wanted to hear... offers among offers among offers.

    Cant wait for this draft.
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  • #2
    Well, of course he's going to say they're getting a ton of offers.. it's better than him saying "nobody has offered us anything for the #2 pick"... Maybe they have got a lot of offers, maybe they haven't.. Just trying to put the pressure on other teams to jump the gun, out of fear that another team will beat them to a trade.

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    • #3
      It would only make sense that teams talk. I have a really hard time believing Marinelli, he is Millen's yes man. Millen is a liar from the S. Anderson thing to J. Morton to every draft the Lions have been in under Millen's reign. The fact is on draft day we still will not know what is going on, just thought about the B.M.W. scenerio, until we are off the board. And I find it hard to believe we will ever know exactly what actually transpired. First we hate CJ and Quinn then maybe then nothing. It is in the best interest tof the team to keep all options open and not allow your opposition to know what you are thinking. We better be talking to someone, and Millen that means not to yourself.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dreadedluck View Post
        It would only make sense that teams talk. I have a really hard time believing Marinelli, he is Millen's yes man. Millen is a liar from the S. Anderson thing to J. Morton to every draft the Lions have been in under Millen's reign. The fact is on draft day we still will not know what is going on, just thought about the B.M.W. scenerio, until we are off the board. And I find it hard to believe we will ever know exactly what actually transpired. First we hate CJ and Quinn then maybe then nothing. It is in the best interest tof the team to keep all options open and not allow your opposition to know what you are thinking. We better be talking to someone, and Millen that means not to yourself.
        To be exact, I have no friggin' clue what you're trying to say in this post.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Addict View Post
          To be exact, I have no friggin' clue what you're trying to say in this post.
          HAHA! I wasn't really making sense of it, so I figured I'd just reply to WMDs post.

          Here's the thing, WMD. I think there's a difference between "Yeah... everyone talks." to nfl.com doing a front page artice about the volume of trade conversations. We're in a perfect spot in this years draft... and there are some great prospects on the board at that pick. If we liked Quinn the way the Raiders seem to like Russell, the situation would be different... they'd figure that our pick is set and they'd move elsewhere. Millen/Marinelli have also said that they're looking to trade down.

          I can't look at everything and say "Yea, well of course he's going to say that...". I believe the article... I think we've gotten a lot of calls about the pick, and I think it's great news.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by dreadedluck View Post
            I have a really hard time believing Marinelli, he is Millen's yes man.
            I couldn't agree less with this. All signs point to Marinelli having a very large amount of input and decision-making power, it might be only because he and Millen see eye-to-eye better than with the last two coaches, but nevertheless, everything from drafting Sims and Bullocks to getting rid of Hall and Bly shows that Marinelli's influence is strong.

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            • #7
              There was another article on NFL.com that said that the 'Skins has been in talks with the Lions about trading up. We could probably get a bunch from them since they don't have a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th and have said that they WON'T trade next years picks away.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by woodnick View Post
                There was another article on NFL.com that said that the 'Skins has been in talks with the Lions about trading up. We could probably get a bunch from them since they don't have a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th and have said that they WON'T trade next years picks away.
                Whahahahahh the redskins not trading away future draft picks is like... James Brown turning up in Hawaii, the A-Team getting hit by a bullet, The raiders going 16-0 next year, world peace, me dating Nathalie Portman, an armless man doing push-ups and Paris Hilton's singing career...

                It ain't gonna happen.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by woodnick View Post
                  There was another article on NFL.com that said that the 'Skins has been in talks with the Lions about trading up. We could probably get a bunch from them since they don't have a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th and have said that they WON'T trade next years picks away.
                  So what could we get a bunch of? Players? What Skins players would we even want? Besides Sean Taylor that is.

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                  • #10
                    Lionsmack, my point exactly. And Addict, Joe Gibbs values the draft and has more control over the team with Snyder failing so miserable the last few offseasons.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by woodnick View Post
                      Lionsmack, my point exactly. And Addict, Joe Gibbs values the draft and has more control over the team with Snyder failing so miserable the last few offseasons.
                      You just keep telling yourself that.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Addict View Post
                        Whahahahahh the redskins not trading away future draft picks is like... James Brown turning up in Hawaii, the A-Team getting hit by a bullet, The raiders going 16-0 next year, world peace, me dating Nathalie Portman, an armless man doing push-ups and Paris Hilton's singing career...

                        It ain't gonna happen.
                        Haha. Paris Hilton. Haha. Stars are blind, Addict...

                        Originally posted by woodnick
                        There was another article on NFL.com that said that the 'Skins has been in talks with the Lions about trading up. We could probably get a bunch from them since they don't have a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th and have said that they WON'T trade next years picks away.
                        Interesting. I don't really see another option with them.

                        Short talks.
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                        • #13
                          Well addict, since you're so intwined into the NFL network go on record and tell us what the Skins do in regards to the #6 pick. If you decide to take the easy way out and say trade with the Bears, what will the Bears counter offer to make it a done deal?

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                          • #14
                            Tactica, I'm just trying to get my point across that you can't believe everything that you read. Not only are the Teams putting out misguiding info, but so is the media to create a buzz with the fans.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by woodnick View Post
                              Tactica, I'm just trying to get my point across that you can't believe everything that you read. Not only are the Teams putting out misguiding info, but so is the media to create a buzz with the fans.
                              Of course you can't, which is why I don't. But, I can use logic and take the themes that make sense. And, it makes sense that the Lions would want to trade the pick and are receiving trade offers.
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