Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Holy Schnikes

Hot off the presses, the Lions have dealt WR Roy Williams and a seventh rounder to the Dallas Cowboys for a sixth, third AND first round pick.

To tell you the truth, I didn't think they'd even get a first rounder for Williams, so the notion that they're getting three draft picks, including a first rounder, is astonishing to me. Don't get me wrong, Williams is a talented receiver, but he's never been consistent enough (IMO) to live up to his top 10 draft pick status.

I think this is a *big* win for the Lions (and whomever ends up being the GM) as they head into the draft next year. They could seriously help out that defense if they use their two first rounders wisely. (Which is also like saying I could really be rich if I picked good lotto numbers. Nevertheless, I'll take the glass is half full approach.)

Also of interest with this deal is that, with this trade, none of the first round picks Detroit's made from 2002-2005 are still with the team. Yikes.