DAY ONE RECAP
After all the talk of potentially moving up, back and sideways the Lions stay home and net a solid tackle who can start right away. Leave it to them to pick one of the few guys NOT in Radio City though.
Reiff is a solid pick, both need and value based and was a great call where he slid to. So far the Lions are in great shape and look to nail some secondary help and maybe a running back on Day 2.
Maybe a little Lamar Miller or LaMichael James?
5:51 - added value thought - with the Dolphins trying to move back, could the Lions be one of the three teams reportedly in the hunt? It's about as far as they need to get to Dre Kirkpatrick or Gilmore. It's a huge leap and costly. Just food for thought.
5:41 pm - According to PFT, the Lions are indeed trying to move up....for Stephon Gilmore. This is from Jason LaCanfora and as always, take predraft nonsense with a grain of salt. But rumors are hot here at Radio city that the Lions are - not exactly desperate-but really interested in a move.
1:30 p.m.—A sudden development has me in Starbucks adding to this report before my tour of the NFL league offices.
Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk is reporting that the Detroit Lions are looking to move up in the first round to acquire a defensive back.
As MDS points out, Stephon Gilmore is moving up boards pretty fast, and Morris Claiborne would be way too expensive to begin with. Alabama safety Mark Barron is an option, but there is a bit of a feeding frenzy over him right now.
Which leaves Dre Kirkpatrick as the likely target. The question becomes, is he worth it?
According to MDS, he is. Of course, who is a threat to grab him ahead of the Lions is the better question.
I'll return to this a bit later (post-tour) with some more thoughts.
9 a.m.—Things are pretty quiet for the Lions right now, as they sit back and wait to see who falls to them. We'll be back prior to their first pick with any news and notes that spring up.