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Postby elaine95 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:17 pm

Should the addition of C.J. Anderson change Detroit’s draft strategy?"The Detroit Lions filled one of their bigger roster holes this week Womens Dwayne Washington Jersey , reportedly agreeing to terms with former Rams and Broncos running back C.J. Anderson. The veteran rusher should come in and immediately compete for the backup job behind Kerryon Johnson.But Anderson signed to just a one-year deal, and there is no guarantee, at 28 years old, that Anderson will impress enough to earn a second contract in Detroit. The Lions tried a similar free agency with LeGarrette Blount last offseason, and we all know how that worked out. So today’s Question of the Day (submitted by @C_Robbins_ during our Twitch stream) is:Should the Detroit Lions still draft a running back after signing C.J. Anderson to a one-year deal? My answer: Yes, but with a caveat. Given this draft class and the Lions’ current needs, I don’t think Detroit should be drafting a running back in the first four rounds. Obviously Luke Willson Jersey White , the Lions should still be looking for a long-term option at backup, should the opportunity arise, but Detroit needs to spend their draft capital in more pressing areas at the moment.All that being said, once you get to the fifth round, you’re drafting the player, not the position. Just about everything is a lottery ticket at this point in the draft, so if there’s a running back the Lions think has potential in the last day of the draft , I have no problem with them using a pick or even two on the backfield. Your turn. Is this the pass rusher you’re looking for?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Detroit Lions NewsDetroit Lions NotesDetroit Lions AnalysisDetroit Lions TransactionsDetroit Lions Game RecapsBreaking NewsIntroducing the 2019 Detroit Lions Draft Class! 脳NFL DraftDetroit Lions AnalysisMel Kiper mock draft 3.0: Detroit Lions get more defensive line helpNew,122commentsIs this the pass rusher you’re looking for?EDTShareTweetShareShareMel Kiper mock draft 3.0: Detroit Lions get more defensive line helpMelina Vastola-USA TODAY SportsNow that free agency has cooled down, ESPN’s draft guru Mel Kiper has released his latest mock draft. In previous versions of the mock, he had the Detroit Lions taking LSU linebacker Devin White (1.0) and Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson (2.0). In his third mock, released on Tuesday, he has the Lions taking a third different position, and it’s not exactly the Lions’ biggest need after grabbing Trey Flowers in free agency. For the Lions’ eighth overall pick Womens Calvin Johnson Jersey , Kiper has the Lions selecting Mississippi State edge defender Montez Sweat.“There is a fit in Detroit, which just added big-money signing Trey Flowers as a replacement for Ezekiel Ansah but needs help on the other side,” Kiper wrote. “Sweat could be an impact pass-rusher in the tough NFC North.”On the other side, the Lions are expect to have linebacker Devon Kennard, who signed a three-year, $17.25 million deal with Detroit last season. Kennard is coming off a so-so season in 2018 but still figures to be a big part of the Lions’ defensive plans this season. That being said, Detroit could clear over $5.4 million in cap space if they decide to move on from Kennard after the 2020 season.Sweat could potentially take over that role Zach Zenner Jersey White , as his eye-popping NFL Combine performance proved he can be explosive off the edge. But it’s unclear if he could really drop back into coverage on occasion, as he wasn’t asked to do much of that in college. It’s possible that Sweat would take on a more rotational role in his rookie year, taking some reps with his hand in the dirt in favor of Romeo Okwara or Da’Shawn Hand on some downs, but that isn’t exactly the kind of impact you’re looking for with the eighth overall pick.Interestingly, Kiper picked Sweat over some other edge defenders that were available at eight, including Rashan Gary (taken ninth) and Brian Burns (15th). Kiper also passed on some other popular choices for the Lions like tight end T.J. Hockenson (10th), Devin Bush (11th) and Ed Oliver (14th). Perhaps the Lions’ most popular mock draft pick Womens Matt Prater Jersey , linebacker Devin White, was already off the board, as he went fifth overall to the Buccaneers.
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