Louis Delmas may be the perfect pick
Posted by detroitsportsandmore on May 27, 2009
Each year guys come out of the wood work, guys are labeled busts, and many more are all together forgotten. With Maualuga falling and Laurinaitis being available everyone was sure the Lions would grab one of the top ILB prospects. They didn’t, they took a safety.
After focusing mostly on secondary players during the free agency period leading up to the draft, the selection of Delmas raised more than a few eyebrows.
A good prospect, the best at his position, Delmas was overlooked by many Lions fans and media. Myself included, I knew he was good, but didn’t expect the Lions to be looking at him.
Well they did and he’s now at camp, impressing veterans and coaches alike. His energy, confidence, skill, and personality all seem to be right for the job. He has fit in well and has worked very hard.
Delmas is looking more and more like an instant impact rookie on defense. With the poor drafting history the Lions have had and the all around bad luck, it’d be nice to see a guy like Delmas turn into a top rookie.
My opinion is that Delmas is likely going to be one of the top rookie defenders and make a significant impact for the Lions. Gerald Alexander and Daniel Bullocks should round out the main rotation. This should give the Lions a strong safety core and a much improved secondary.
With Philip Buchanon and Anthony Henry likely manning the corners, there will a good mixture of youth, experience, depth, and speed.
Although Maualuga and Laurinaitis should be decent NFL players, neither will likely have the impact on both the locker room and field.
Consider this my way too early toast to management for a good pick.