The Detroit Lions are wanting for aid at cornerback. Could they seem to a just lately unveiled veteran as a starter while a rookie draft decide on develops?
As the Detroit Lions make preparations for the start of free agency and the NFL draft, they are wanting at all the solutions for just about every position of require. A single of those people positions of require has a new possibility as the Carolina Panthers just unveiled cornerback Captain Munnerlyn on Monday.
Every time a recognizable name receives unveiled, it’s enjoyment for fans to feel of that player coming to their favored workforce. Fans throw out a player’s age and their agreement figures and nearly anything else that could naturally protect against a union from going on, just so they can desire for a minute. But for one particular of the 31 teams out there, the desire is a serious risk.
In this occasion, the Lions are wanting for another person to start opposite cornerback Darius Slay. Much has been mentioned about the talent drop off among Slay and his counterparts on the workforce, as properly as the likelihood of a rookie cornerback staying drafted to stardom. It factors to free agency as a feasible resolution the teams’ require in the secondary.
Though injury-plagued cornerback Ronald Darby was connected to Detroit by NFL.com’s Marc Sessler, that relationship was designed right before Munnerlyn was lower yesterday. Now, that probably would not have altered Sessler’s evaluation. He’s wanting for a potential strike at a position of require and the possibility compared to reward tends to make perception with Darby.
The possibility compared to reward could also make perception with Munnerlyn. Though Darby is only 25 year’s old, Munnerlyn will change 31 right before the 2019 season starts off. He’s more mature and, therefore, extra experienced. His time in the league could be a pretty handy training element for a freshly drafted cornerback.
Drafting a cornerback and obtaining him sit driving, or even break up time, with Munnerlyn would be useful for both equally gamers – Munnerlyn hasn’t begun 16 video games in a season since 2014. It would also make certain the rookie isn’t thrown to the wolves suitable out of the gate.
A to some degree reasonably priced free agent signing to aid the advancement of the future would not even arrive at the expenditure of good results right now. Though Munnerlyn is turning 31, he’s nonetheless making performs with one particular interception, two sacks, 9 passes defended and 47 complete tackles in 2018.
This Detroit Lions workforce is wanting for playmakers and Munnerlyn can nonetheless make performs. Does that signify he’ll conclusion up in the Motor City? Not essentially. But he’s an possibility that would make perception as a end-hole among right now and the future at cornerback for this workforce.