Put Some Mayo On It : Detroit Lions Draft Projection

Matt FirchauContributor IApril 23, 2008

A lot of people are making crazy statements about which players teams should take based upon the way the team, and the player, for that matter, performed the season prior.


Well, I'm here to make a crazy statement as well. It is simply this, if the Lions are able to draft this player and they pass it up it will be the biggest mistake they've made since giving the ball to Chicago in o.t. a few years back.


What player is this you may ask? What person on this earth can make the Lions, of all teams, regret a past decision forever?


Jerrod Mayo, from Tennessee.  If Detroit passes up on this quality LB it will be just another mistake to add to the ever growing list of Lions shortcomings.  This man has never cheated on his girlfriend according to an interview done an ESPN columnist.  If that isn't enough to make him a must pick-up player then  I don't know what is.


He played in all 14 games of the 2007 season finishing with a team-leading 140 total tackles, 79 unassisted tackles, 8.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one interception.

Mayo has experience playing inside and outside linebacker at Tennessee. While he showed NFL potential in both spots, he seems like a more natural fit on the weak-side where he will get more protection.

Mayo is far from a finished product. He is blessed with an outstanding combination of size, speed and athletic ability, which was on display at the combine.


Mark my words, and mark them well. The Detroit Lions will make or break their future with the decision regarding this player.  If they pass up on Mayo they will regret it FOREVER.

 The Detroit sandwich needs some Mayo!!!!