With the #1 pick in the 2009 MHR Community Mock Draft, the Detroit Lions select....
OLB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
Round 1, Pick #1 overall
Details of the pick after the jump...
From GM McDah: Aaron Curry is as good as they come. The lions need a sure thing with the #1 pick. They can’t afford to have a bust. Come on lions fans you know the names of the past eight years of first round picks: Gosder Cherilus last year (I'm not kidding you), Joey Harrington BUST, Charles Rogers bust, Mike Williams bust, Ernie Simms bust. Plus a linebacker will cost them a lot less money at #1 then a quarterback.
Almost everyone seems to agree that Curry is one of the best prospects available in this draft and it’s pretty rare to see such a uniform consensus on a player. Aaron Curry is a special player that we can build our defense around.
I’ve said it before and ill say it again Matthew Stafford looks like Phil Mickelson with Down syndrome. TimTebow, Sam Bradford, and Colt Mccoy are all arguably better the Matthew Stafford and they are all going out next year. Dante Culpepper can be the starter this year. This will make them competitive but also insure they will lose enough to be in the top 10 again. The lions can get their quarterback next year. The Lions still have two more premium picks (#20 and #33) to beef up their offensive line.
The Matt Millen era is over and we won't be bullied into taking another player that could end up on our long list of busts.
Commish's Comments: Love the pick. It is a solid play, grabbing a guy who will be worth every penny he gets paid, with little chance of a burn. Detroit simply can't afford a mistake at #1, and this pick sets up the rest of their draft like dominos.
ON THE CLOCK
St.Louis Rams are up next, and with the top defensive player off the board, the Rams have their choice of top offensive prospects.
The deadline for this pick is 5 PM MST, March 20th (tomorrow). As long as I receive the pick by that time it will be valid. To send me the pick, just email me at the address shown in my profile.
Round 1, Pick #2 Overall
GM 53 guys
- Detroit Lions: McDah OLB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
- St.Louis Rams: 53guys ON THE CLOCK
- Kansas City Chiefs: Papisan ON DECK
- Seattle Seahawks: Denver_Native
- Cleveland Browns: Zappa
- Cincinnati Bengals: DukeTC
- Oakland Raiders: V. Money
- Jacksonville Jaguars: gunnermc
- Green Bay Packers: Broncosorbust
- San Francisco 49ers: Elway's Ghost
- Buffalo Bills: Rep56
- Denver Broncos: broncofan91
- Washington Redskins: Chawkins06
- New Orleans Saints: gnarlybroncodude
- Houston Texans: PredominantlyOrange
- San Diego Chargers: Sadaraine
- New York Jets: danelama
- Chicago Bears: Combat Chuk
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: OrangeCrush4082
- (Dallas Cowboys) Lions: BDAWKisaBRONC
- Philadelphia Eagles: ejruiz
- Minnesota Vikings: War Eagle Aubie
- New England Patriots bronco-Maine-iac
- Atlanta Falcons: Stovie47
- Miami Dolphins: adamriggs
- Baltimore Ravens mla2131
- Indianapolis Colts: chikndnnr
- (Carolina Panthers) Eagles: bcfunk
- New York Giants: Russ
- Tennessee Titans: Broncoman
- Arizona Cardinals: Calibroncoboy
- Pittsburgh Steelers: PABroncofan