The new regime of Kevin Scwartz, and others who are now running the Detroit Lions, have a major decision to make regarding the number one pick in the draft.
The talk is about whether to take Matthew Stafford, go for defense, or select an offensive lineman.
There is no doubt about that.
I would love it too, but not at too high of a price. By too high of a price, I mean the number one draft pick.
Why am I not willing to give up that pick for Cutler?
The smart thing to do is use that pick to get an offensive lineman that can protect the QB, and try to get Cutler another way. A lineman is usually a safe pick at the top spot.
There have been fewer busts.
So how do we get Cutler?
Then the Lions could give Cleveland their number 20 pick, 2nd or 3rd round pick, or a later round pick.
This would be a better way to get Cutler, and the other teams make out good too.
Another reason not to give up that pick for Cutler is that Cutler is still unproven. He has had one good season, and has yet to take a team to the playoffs.
That isn't worth the top pick.
I would be more willing to take my chances with him than the top two guys coming out, but he still is unproven.
Top linemen prospects will be gone if the number one pick isn't used for one. Let's face it, Stafford or Cutler will be a bust with the line as it currently stands.