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As Patricia navigates his first draft in charge, he’ll be able to lean on Quinn, who has a two-year head start in Detroit. And while it’s too early to fully evaluate his past drafting performances, there’s been some promising early returns with his early-round picks — namely Taylor Decker, A’Shawn Robinson, Graham Glasgow, Jarrad Davis and Kenny Golladay.
You want dependable players in this program, Quinn said last week. Obviously, if you’re taking them in the first round, they should be good players, right? Or I shouldn’t be standing up here. I think dependability is something that’s really key with durability, ability to learn, competitive nature, does he love football, passion, all the things that we talk about on a daily basis when we talk about players and the guys we want to add to this organization.
This weekend, the Lions will have six (or maybe more if they make some trades) shots to add dependable players and shape the team to Patricia’s vision. It won’t guarantee anything, but a quality draft can help lay the foundation for future success.
Notables: Jim Druckenmiller (Round 1, 49ers), Jake Plummer (Round 2, Cardinals), Danny Wuerffel (Round 4, Saints), Koy Detmer (Round 7, Eagles), Jon Kitna (undrafted, Seahawks)
Kitna wasn’t even drafted but wound up with the best NFL career of the bunch, playing 14 seasons. Druckenmiller was to be the heir apparent to Hall of Famer Steve Young, but by 2001 he was playing for the XFL’s Memphis Maniax. Wuerffel — the 1996 Heisman winner who played for four NFL teams in six seasons — won the 2000 World Bowl with the Rhein Fire.
Notables: Richard Todd (Round 1, Jets), Mike Kruczek (Round 2, Steelers), Jeb Blount (Round 2, Raiders), Gary Danielson (undrafted, Lions)
The Jets drafted Todd at No. 6 overall in 1976 to be the successor to Joe Namath. Todd — who, like Namath, played at Alabama — didn’t live up to expectations, though he did lead the Jets to back-to-back playoff appearances Cheap Basketball Jerseys UK in 1981-82. Danielson Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China spent 11 seasons in the NFL, mostly as a backup.