One of the worst things about this wretched 4:00 pm start time for Day One is that there's no real layoff time before Day Two to pen breathless, pointless manifestoes. I'll go in-depth later tonight and tomorrow, but for right now I'll just say that the Lions truly did draft for talent instead of need, and that they got the best players in the draft at three separate positions. They didn't just go for the "grocery list" and take the best-available player in order of positional need (which is how we ended up with Jordon Dizon in the second round). When people review this draft in three years, the Lions' players will be on other teams' "could have had" list.
Moving along to Day Two, who's still out there? As we remember from last year, the #1 pick on the second day is quite valuable, because the Lions have all night to review their board, review their needs, explore potential trades, etc. Some players I think the Lions should look hard today:
* CB/KR Victor "Macho" Harris. A physical corner with good size, good instincts, and excellent return skills.
* WR Brandon Gibson. A big, quick target with soft hands and excellent body control, Gibson's a low-first, high-second round talent who was trapped on a rotten Washington State team last year. Great slot WR prospect, also has return experience.
* OG Kent Urbik. The road-grader Jeff Backus has never had next to him.
Robert Henson Jason Phillips, TCU. Might make everyone forget about Little Animal.
A sharp-eyed reader also saw that Vanderbilt CB D.J. Moore is still out there, and he'd be an excellent value here in the third.