Monday, April 5, 2010

UPDATE: Detroit Trades for OG Rob Sims

UPDATE: Detroit Trades for OG Rob Sims

April 5th, 2010 | by detfan1979 |

[revised to add additional information and clean up wording] As I discussed last week, Martin Mayhew traded Detroit’s 5th round pick to Seattle for Guard Rob Sims as was widely expected. Seattle, as I mentioned before, is moving to a zone blocking scheme that they don’t feel Sims is a fit for. (He isn’t) What he does do well is play in a power-run, man blocking type of offense Seattle was running a few years back with Shaun Alexander in the feature role — which is a skill set that works in perfectly with what Detroit is doing.

Is it possible that Detroit has finally found an answer at LG? After all these years? Only time can tell, just like all the other promising Ifseason moves. They will improve the team IF…

Detroit also sent Defensive Lineman Robert Henderson to Seattle as part of the trade, in exchange for a 7th round pick. This gives Detroit 3 7th rounders in 2010. However, they no longer have any 5th rounders, nor do they have a 6th rounder. Henderson was a waiver wire pickup from the Giants last year – the second such player Mayhew has been able to parlay into picks despite never playing a down for the Lions (QB McConnell was the other).

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12 Responses to “UPDATE: Detroit Trades for OG Rob Sims”

  1. By DetroitSims on Apr 5, 2010

    I like it, I like it A LOT!!!

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
  2. By Renegade on Apr 5, 2010

    Looks like a good pickup.

    The self-congratulatory verbiage could be dropped. I read this prediction in several places.

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
  3. By detfan1979 on Apr 5, 2010

    I was talking about the 5th rounder, not the trade itself. However, the verbiage does make it sound like I think I’m Schefter or something (which I’m not). It was supposed to be more “re-read this recent article for thoughts on Sims rather than re-typing it all”

    Thank you for the comment, and I have since edited the piece.

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  4. By nubsnobber on Apr 5, 2010

    Dude, if you had as many people on your pay roll as Schefter does, you’d be money.

    The Sims thing is ok…let’s be a little more reserved on this IFSEASON move, it could be Daniel Loper of 2010.

    What about the Wesley deal? Is this done instead of playing Pac-Man? Are the Lions goind to add both? It’d shore up a depleted secondary. And if that were to happen, watch out for a certain Stanford RB in round #2.

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  5. By nubsnobber on Apr 5, 2010

    I truly believe its DL, secondary, then a running back.

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  6. By nubsnobber on Apr 6, 2010

    Unfortunately the boys over at Walter see it very differently. I respect their opinions, but think the Sims trade nixes an Okung draft choice.

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  7. By Isphet on Apr 6, 2010

    Sims is a good pickup, especially for a 5th round draft choice.

    The Lions find themselves in a position where they don’t really NEED either Suh OR Okung at this point. So the burning question is:

    Take Suh when he’s clearly the best talent in the draft, but will be also clearly overpriced if drafted second overall?

    Take Okung when they think they already have a good player at LT in Backus? Even though many media members think Suh is clearly the best prospect in the draft?

    Or take McCoy because he’s a year younger and has two less knee surgeries than Suh?

    I think the Lions take Okung. The Lions have to eventually plan for the idea that they will not be drafting so high every year, and you have to take a Left Tackle when you can. LT is a HARD position to fill outside of the first 15 draft picks, but a top DT can be gotten anywhere in the first 2 rounds, mostly.

    So look for Okung to be taken in the draft, then the O line looks like: Okung-Sims-Raiola-Cherilus-Backus. Backus moves to the right side and Cherilus moves to right guard.

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  8. By RestoreTheRoar on Apr 8, 2010

    What about taking Haynesworth for a swap with Washington (they get to pick SUH second, we take Okung at 4), and then move Backus to Right Tackle to compete against Cherilus (who is not all they thought he would be)? We could still get a SS in the second RD and a RB in the 3rd? I can’t imagine the running game with OKUNG/SIMS on the left side of the O Line.

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  9. By Paul D. on Apr 8, 2010

    I agree with Isphet with a minor change. Backus moves to RG. First, Cherilus is too tall for good leverage in short yardage situations against DTs so becoming a guard is questionable. Secondly, he can’t pull. Third, Backus is a better guard than tackle put him there.

    So we have Okung-Sims-Raiola-Backus-Cherilus.

    Also at the second round pick, if Ryan Matthews RB from Fresno State is available, it’s a done deal. Many mock drafts have him picked by San Diego, but they just moved up from pick 60 to pick 40 in the second round. San Diego needs D Line help with their first round. Otherwise it’s a CB.

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  10. By nubsnobber on Apr 9, 2010

    Pro vs Con
    Drafting Suh (with the knees) and paying #2 money would be large to say the least. A normal LT can be slotted for more money at the #2 spot, but the Lions would pe over-paying Backus tackle money for being a guard (right or left side). I see Jansen @ RT before Backus if a conversion is made due to Cherilus’ ineffectiveness

    I think a trade down could be in order. I’m not one for trading big picks. But being fiscally conservative might be important at that pick. You never know what’s available on the cheap when the next round of cuts come.

    If pre-priced rookie salaries are in the next CBA, it would look really foolish to pay stupid money on a DT, even if it is the next Warren Sapp.

    With deep looking CBs, I can’t see forcing one of them into the #2 either

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  11. By nubsnobber on Apr 9, 2010

    The safeties look good, and their is depth this year at running back. With all that depth and not one guy really looking like the man, it seems right this year to trade down. Let’s hope some GM goes gaga in the Prime Time lights during round #1

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  12. By sts on Jun 4, 2010

    You post great articles. Bookmarked !

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