Lions Select Auburn DT Nick Fairley (Rd.1, No.13)

Discussion in 'Detroit Lions' started by SRW, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    With the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select Auburn DT Nick Fairley. Fairley is coming off a career year in which he started the season hot and never let up through Auburn's national title game. He possesses the skills and athleticism to be used as a defensive tackle or two-gap end and has an enormous amount of upside. Fairley will be very productive at the next level if he improves the details of his game and works hard on and off the field.

    Source: Sports Illustrated
  2. DontKnowMe

    DontKnowMe Anti-Social Networker

    Fairley and Suh?
    Oh crap.
  3. 86WARD

    86WARD -

  4. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    SUh and Fairley is just ridiculous.
  5. mj1987us26

    mj1987us26 Super

    Doesn't mean crap when teams toss the ball and no one can stop them. This is Matt Millen like with Prince on the board.
  6. Litez0ut

    Litez0ut Litez0ut Sucka

    They can get a CB in the 2nd. Plus having a best DT tandem is going to help the defense as a whole.
  7. mj1987us26

    mj1987us26 Super

    Suh and Fairley are both UTs. Plus Fairley is a one year wonder with a poor attitude.
  8. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    Suh can play OverTackle.

    Nasty, simply nast 4 man rotation of Suh, Fairley, William and SLH
  9. mj1987us26

    mj1987us26 Super

    I would agree if it wasn't for the fact that Prince was there.
  10. cpgobrowns

    cpgobrowns < Deer/Headlights

    There are good CB's still available. I love this pick. Their DL just got silly enough that their corners shouldn't have to cover for very long anyway.
  11. TheDuke

    TheDuke Breast Man

    Fairley is on the board. You can't NOT make this pick. There are still some DBs that might not be Prince but can still service in the secondary. OR maybe they shock the world and throw a BOAT LOAD of money at Aso and try to get him. Using Fairley and Suh as their base and selling that with a secondary they could have a great D could attract folks. I think 2-3 years and this team is a legit force in the NFL.
  12. bigsexyy81

    bigsexyy81 Muffin Top

    Surely you realize that if the DL hecks the OL up, everyone behind them benefits.

    Suh, Fairley, and the others make this some serious crap. This is gonna be fun to watch.

    And you know Suh is going to push Fairley. He won't allow him to take plays off.
  13. great pick. They went value over need here but wow this is a nice tandem.
  14. DaBearsrule4ever

    DaBearsrule4ever Hall Of Famer

    I was shocked as hell Nick Fairley fell down to the 13th overall pick because I thought he would be gone before that. Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley, and Kyle Vanden Bosch on that Lions D-Line? If I was a Lions fan, I would like the sound of that. What a steal for the Lions by getting Fairley.
  15. cover the spread

    cover the spread beastin'

    I'm still shocked they didn't go oline. Suh and Fairley should be insane, but what about protecting Stafford?
  16. Crowned

    Crowned Doesn't give a shit.

    Agree with everyone in here, except mj. This was absolutely the right call. Suh + Fairley is like a freaking cheat code.
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  17. DaBearsrule4ever

    DaBearsrule4ever Hall Of Famer

    Thats why there are 7 rounds in the draft.
  18. andy82

    andy82 Your Soul, It's Mine!

    If Fairley can prove the doubters wrong on his attitude, no one will be going down the middle of that Lions D for a long while. Amukamara may have been the more logical pick, but the combination of him with Suh was simply too much for them to turn down.
  19. mj1987us26

    mj1987us26 Super

    I think it's funny everyone is all on Fairley's nuts. Out of all the top prospects, I pegged him to be the biggest bust, even more so than Newton. But hey the value was there sure, but before the season, Prince was arguably the best DB in the nation. Unless I payscale is put into place before the picks get signed, I don't and won't like this pick. The Lions got a dirty lazy player, sounds like a 100 million dollar man to me.
  20. Crowned

    Crowned Doesn't give a shit.

    That's all fine and dandy but just man up and re-bump this as soon as you see you're wrong.