Hello folks and welcome to the 2009 NFL draft. I'm Chris Berman; alongside me is Mel Kiper.
The talk of draft week has been about the Detroit Lions and their GM Sherman L. McClesky. Any thoughts, Mel (Kiper).
Kiper: Expect a lot of moves from Sherman. He has the first pick and a bunch of future picks; he's going to "wheel and deal" in a younger squad for new coach Jim Schwartz.
Berman: Do you think he's going with a QB with the first pick?
Kiper: I don't think so. Look, he obtained Daunte Culpepper midway during last season; he's going to give Culpepper a chance to prove himself.
Berman: What about a wide receiver?
Kiper: I hate to say it, but you can see the Lions drafting another wideout, except this time we won't see it in the first round. I think the Lions had learned their lesson from that.
Berman: Mel, what do you think is Sherman's overall goal in this draft?
Kiper: When Sherman hired Jim Schwartz as head coach, he'd hired a defensive-minded person. Therefore, his goal is to establish the defense first.
However, don't be surprised if he starts off on offense first, particularly at the offensive line.
Berman: Well with that being said, we'll take it down to the floor and to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Goodell: Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the 2009 NFL draft. The first pick of the draft belongs to the Detroit Lions; they are now on the clock.