It looks like the Detroit Lions
, who own the first pick in the NFL draft, may be planning on taking Jason Smith
, the offensive tackle out of Baylor. It's upsetting for Rams fans -- because some want to see them draft him at #2.
I covered Smith not too long ago, when I previewed the offensive tackles
available in the draft that the Rams might consider taking with their top pick. I liked him then, and I like him now. If he's gone, it's really going to hurt my feelings.
But wait, there's more! Chris Mortenson
, the ESPN guy who's always just sort of hanging around in the background of all the shows, is convinced that the Lions are taking Matt Stafford
, the QB out of Georgia. Now we're talking. They take Stafford, the Rams can get whichever of the OT's they prefer, either Smith (my choice), or Eugene Monroe
(also a good pick), from Virginia.