Great comments everyone!! The ifseason always seems to bring us all back to life with renewed energy and optimism. The Honolulu Blue sun is shining bright for the future!!
Martin Mayhew has already hinted there won’t be a large number of $1 million plus per year contracts doled out this ifseason — at least not by the Lions. The one spot Detroit may spend — and have a shot at landing someone? It is an area of need: Left Guard.
There are at least 5 different interior linemen among the top free agents available in an otherwise thin class. Coupled with a deep draft at many positions this year that will push many guys who would be 2nd rounders normally into the 3rd and 4th rounds (such as top OG prospects…) this ought to mean the Lions have a shot to get at least one good offensive guard this ifseason (preferably two, considering Peterman’s injury history).
The three interior OG available are Eugene Amano, Stephen Neal, andBobbie Williams (whom I think the Bengals will re-sign, thus not hitting the market), along with Logan Mankins and Jahari Evans. Of these, Amano is the one, in my opinion most worth going after. To get a little more info, I shot an email over to my editor (Bryan Douglass), who grades out offensive lines for Fanball’s fantasy offerings. These were his thoughts on Amano: