Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops on the Lions pick of Ryan Broyles

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on April 27, 2012 – 9:26 pm

The Detroit Lions selected WR Ryan Broyles with the 54th-overall selection in this year’s NFL Draft.

Said Stoops on Soonersports.com, “Ryan’s accomplishments speak for themselves, and while he’s very gifted, he also earned his accolades through hard work and dedication. That’s even more obvious now that he has returned so quickly from an injury. He’s smart, he makes spectacular catches and he’s dangerous as a ball-carrier, but he’s equally valuable off the field as a humble teammate and in the way he represents the program.”

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15 Responses to “Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops on the Lions pick of Ryan Broyles”

  1. By Shawn Feeney on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Wow…. This pick has “Nate Burleson” written all over it

  2. By Nick on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    I was very dissapointed at first. but then when i studied this young athlete more, i came to realize that this guy is gonna be good, maybe not as good as calvin, or herman moore! But he will do the job!

  3. By LIONNUTS on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Great that he is “equally valuable off the field”. That’s where he will probably spend next season. I’m sure he is a great kid and all, but i just don’t see the need for another injured player on the Lions roster.

  4. By jeffdalydose on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    This would be awesome for a team that needs a wide receiver.

  5. By Jorell Glasper on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    I’m so upset with the lions’ draft choices this year that it’s pathetic. The lions went about this draft as though we need quantity when we needed quality. I don’t care what anyone else say but year in and year out teams make all kind of highlight plays against us because we don’t have anyone to cover anybody. It seems as though the lions just pick whoever when their pick comes up and don’t care just because another team picks who they want. News to everybody every team pretty much know what each other is going to do in the draft so if u want somebody give up picks to go get them. In this case the lions should’ve gave up whatever to get Gilmore or the little it would’ve taken to get Jenkins. I had high hopes for the lions this yearf to make a run in the playoffs but clearly it seems as though they’re satisfied with getting blowed out in the first round. The lions obviously didn’t learn from last year….21 is going nuts in Arizona. Lions better get their act together and do whatever to get honey badger next year. I’m not going to get into Asante Samuel but I don’t have another 30 years to waste on waiting for a real football team to show up that don’t rely just on one or two players!!!!!!!!!!

  6. By the cad on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    What is Stoops supposed to say…. he’s a crackhead loser that can’t play a lick. Of course he’s going to sell up his guy. This pick is just not good at #2.

  7. By LIONNUTS on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    I hope he can continue his productivity in the NFL as he did in college. If so, he was a great pick. A top draft pick that just fell because of injury. We can only hope.

  8. By noBuddy on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Rule #1 – Players get injured. That includes Megatron. Who else in our receiving corps scares the devil out of the opponents secondary? Certainly the Lions need a better secondary. Most NFL teams do. However, the Lions have created a receiving corps that is so solid from top to bottom that no secondary dare cheat on the run game for risk of Stafford throwing a home run ball. That said, they still have enough weapons to succeed even if injuries limit the Lions passing game. The running game has been decimated with injuries, so much so, that it is non existent. Pitting the entire success of the offense on one running back would certainly be a higher risk than stocking an already successful passing attack. Running backs are only as good as their offensive line. We were fortunate because the only running back in NFL history that succeeded when the offensive line failed was Barry Sanders. In nearly a quarter century, there hasn’t been another. I don’t place so much hope on a position that has evolved into a running back by committee. Barry knew when to leave and we need to know when to believe. Mayhew and Swartz are doing just fine. They’ve restored the roar.

  9. By Kbakil on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Unless there is a grand free agent scheme, we let all the top 7 CBs or DBs get drafted already. I love points but we CANNOT let this off season pass without defensive help PERIOD.

  10. By Lionfreak on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Someone else use to draft based on best player available. Thought the Lions put that passed them. Guess not. I am sure Broyles will be a very capable receiver, but something needs to be done about the secondary.

  11. By BBlack on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I have been a Lions since I was born, which was the last time they won the Championship (1957). I have live through a great amount of crap ie: the treatment of Barry Sanders Fans, and Mgt, bad coaches, mistreatment of Fontz, who by the way could get his players to win game that the world thought they had no chance, the heart break of the 5-0 loss to Dallas in the Conf Championship in I believe was ’75. My point being is we finally have a frt office and Coach on the same page who for the most part care about the players and team. Give some slack, the player who make it to the field give their all, not like some of the past. They have picked well over the past few years, let us trust them instead of putting them on the cross.

  12. By Bull Run on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Lions probably need a slot receiver, he’s too short as a wide out. My problem with the pick is, you have to win when your team is young, and picking a 2nd rounder with a ACL, is a question any time, especially with the best Centre in the draft, who should have been a 1st rounder, still available. The Lions could have rebuilt there entire OL, with the 2 first picks. The other point is Broyles would still be there in the 3rd round.

  13. By montae75 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    First off i will like to say broyles was not a bad pick for the lions, been watchin broyles since his freshmen year at oklahoma. At the time his freshmen year he had Sam bradford as his quarterback and favor target on the field the young guy speed and good hands to get up the field lookin forward lions having go receiving crop.

  14. By Jack Jarvis on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    He is the ALL TIME NCAA RECEPTIONS LEADER? What else do you need to know? Guys come back strong now from ACL tears, and his wasnt a catastrophic blowout. Good thinking, good pick on the part of the Lions.

  15. By Detroit Lions Junkie on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Im just glad thet Lions brass looks more into the future instead of the here and now, they have drafted well since Mayhew got here and I expect that they’ve done so again.

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