The Detroit Lions were a surprise playoff team in 2016. Now, they’re looking to build on that season, and one of the driving forces behind that is general manager Bob Quinn. After spending years in New England, he knew that protecting the No. 1 asset of the team, Matthew Stafford, was the top priority.
In his first draft as the team’s general manager, Quinn, with the 16th overall pick, selected Detroit’s future left tackle, Taylor Decker from Ohio State. Later in the third round, he selected a big physical C/G Graham Glasgow, and after that, another offensive lineman, Joe Dahl.
Decker is exactly the type of college tackle you look to draft. Still, most rookies struggle early on and then catch up to the speed as the season goes on, and Decker’s rookie season followed that path. He struggled early, then played much better starting halfway through the season. His potential is sky high for the left tackle. Unfortunately, last week Decker had shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, and the rehab is four to six months. It’s a bummer for Decker and the Lions. Where do the Lions turn to find another left tackle?
The left-handed reliever followed up an All-Star nod in 2013 with a few more good seasons and got paid by the Cardinals this past offseason. He hasn’t quite delivered, blowing multiple-run leads multiple times.
I know what you’re thinking, “Sean Doolittle was an All-Star?” Yeah, his quality Cheap Hockey Jerseys From China first half in 2014 merited a spot (and he wasn’t even a mandatory selection; the A’s had several All-Stars that year). He’s been a pretty reliable left-handed reliever throughout his career, but he was actually drafted out of Virginia as a first baseman.
The 2015 A.L. MVP, King of Launch Angle, Donaldson’s season was stunted Cheap High Quality Soccer Jerseys by a calf injury, but he’s making up for lost time now.