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With the policy on teams with new coaching staffs in play, that should help the talent evaluators draft this year a bit better with the knowledge gained from the past few weeks of film study, conceptual playbook study and of course application the practice field.

I think that this draft will tell us A LOT about what players and/or positions that the coaches/front office are comfortable with! If anyone actually believes that GM's draft BPA versus BPA's for positions of need then they are crazy!

There are certain positions that the media and fans view as having no depth or weak talent...........and the coaches/front office may not have the same feelings based on THIER evaluations from the past few weeks. Sure the argument can be made that they are only in shorts............but, whats the difference between that and a "projection" of a potential draft pick?

Do I hope that we get a stud TE, WR, DT and CB to add to the mix, heck yeah, but I will drink the kool aid and trust that whomever the GM drafts this weekend will fill a specific need as THEY see it with their own eyes (from the mini camp)!

Just my .02!

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It's hardly crazy, the best teams in the league go BPA. Look at the Giants taking JPP. The Lions seem pretty happy with BPA. No need to get say, a decent CB if an elite WR is available. Obviously they won't draft a QB in round two, but there are few places BPA would hurt us at. FS being pretty much it.

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The Giants taking JPP was BPA, I agree (and a darned good choice)! However, the Lions haven't exactly been the best drafting team until the last two years perhaps, not really a great example..............and quite honestly when you are drafting number 1-3 consistantly you should draft some good players!

I still think the whole BPA is a bit construed.................this draft will fill positions of need, guaranteed! :-)

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The Giants taking JPP was BPA, I agree (and a darned good choice)! However, the Lions haven't exactly been the best drafting team until the last two years perhaps, not really a great example..............and quite honestly when you are drafting number 1-3 consistantly you should draft some good players!

I still think the whole BPA is a bit construed.................this draft will fill positions of need, guaranteed! :-)

Actually, I dont think they will go need, because everything is needed. However, they may go with absence of need. If thee drafted an OG with our 2nd pick, and then in the 5th they did again, my guess is they would pass on a 3rd OG, even if the player was the BPA at a later pick. Thus....absence of need.

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