After losing to the Los Angeles Rams this past Sunday, the Detroit Lions fell to 4-8 on the season, leaving them in last place in the NFC North. As the Lions continue to lose, their position in the 2019 NFL Draft continues to improve as they are now slotted in the No. 5 spot.
Though the Lions still have four games remaining on their schedule, and a lot can change between now and the end of the season, we thought it would be fun to look ahead to the 2019 NFL Draft.
So, without further ado, let’s look to the future!
With the fifth pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select Greedy Williams, cornerback, LSU.
There is no question about it, the Lions absolutely must look for defense early on in the NFL Draft. Whether it be an edge rusher, a defensive back, or a linebacker, Lions GM Bob Quinn has to focus on the defense.
That being said, if Greedy Williams is still on the board at No. 5, the Lions absolutely MUST pounce on him.
Williams is the best lockdown coverage cornerback in the draft and he would make an immediate impact on the Lions defense.
At 6’3″, Williams has great NFL size and he has proven himself against some of the best talent in college football playing against some of the top SEC teams such as Alabama and Georgia.
Lions fans, close your eyes for a moment and imagine a Lions secondary which features Darius Slay on one side and Greedy Williams on the other.
That would be a site to see!
After pummeling No. 11 North Carolina on Wednesday night, the No. 7 Michigan Wolverines are off to a red-hot 7-0 start and they are looking like one of the best teams in the nation.
One of the main reasons why the Wolverines are rolling is freshman sensation, Ignas Brazdeikis. In his first seven college games, he is averaging 16.9 points and 5.7 rebounds in just 26.7 minutes per contest.
Heading into the 2018-2019 campaign, the Wolverines, who advanced all the way to the National Championship game last season, were forced with the task of replacing forward Moritz Wagner, who decided to take his talents to the NBA. Wagner, who was selected by in the 1st round of the 2018 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, led Michigan in scoring and rebounds during the 2017-2018 season and his fire on the court spread throughout the team as they made their Final Four run.
Even before he played his first game of the season, Brazdeikis was compared to Wagner and it goes much further than the fact he wears the same No. 13 jersey that Wagner wore while at Michigan.
But guess what? Brazdeikis will not be the next Moritz Wagner, he will be even better.
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