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<!-- body { font:12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000; background-color: #EEF2FB; margin: 0px; } --> The Lions will meet the Rams on Sunday T.J. Hockenson Jersey 2019 , which means it’s time to revisit every Lions fan’s favorite topic: The fact that the Lions passed on superstar defensive tackle Aaron Donald in the 2014 NFL draft and chose tight end Eric Ebron instead.Donald has become the best defensive player in the NFL with the Rams, who chose him with the 13th overall pick. And that sticks in the craw of Jim Washburn, who was the Lions’ defensive line coach at the time. Washburn told Dave Birkett of the that during the Lions’ draft preparations he told everyone up to and including owner Martha Ford that Donald was going to be the league’s next great defensive player.“I said this guy is a Jedi,” Washburn says today. “Everybody looked puzzled and Mrs. Ford was sitting there and she couldn鈥檛 figure out what the heck a Jedi was. And I said a Jedi, he鈥檚 like Yoda. It鈥檚 like a Jedi, they see things before they happen, and I said Aaron Donald sees things before they happen. And he鈥檚 John Randle. Maybe when it鈥檚 all said and done Color Rush T.J. Hockenson Jersey , he鈥檚 better than John Randle.鈥漌ashburn said a person he did not want to identify within the Lions’ personnel department was adamant that Donald was too small, and ultimately Washburn got overruled.鈥淗e鈥檚 the premier player in football in my opinion,鈥?Washburn said. 鈥淵ou make the exception for the exception and the guy . . . shot him down.鈥滻n Washburn’s opinion, the Lions would have made it at least to the NFC Championship Game in 2014, Donald’s rookie year, if they’d had Donald on the line next to Ndamukong Suh. (The Lions went 11-5 and lost in the wild card round that season.) Washburn still views Donald as the one who got away.It’s worth noting that coaches have been known to exaggerate, with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight Cheap T.J. Hockenson Jersey , how sure they really were about a player before the draft. But in this case, it’s not hard to believe that Washburn badly wanted Donald, who was widely considered the best defensive player in college football in 2013, then was the best player on the field at the Senior Bowl, then blew up the Scouting Combine. What defensive line coach wouldn’t want a guy like that?Unfortunately for Washburn, and the Lions, the team went for Ebron. Welcome to the C.J. Anderson Revenge Tour." NFL Revenge WeekDetroit Lions AnalysisC.J. Anderson can get revenge on 2 teams that cut himNew T.J. Hockenson Jersey Womens ,16commentsWelcome to the C.J. Anderson Revenge Tour.EDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:C.J. Anderson can get revenge on 2 teams that cut himTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Norm Hall/Getty ImagesIt’s Revenge Week across the SB Nation NFL blogs. This week you’ll see a bunch of coverage regarding potential revenge games in 2019 or other revenge-related content.C.J. Anderson has had to prove himself every step of the way. As an undrafted rookie out of California, he forged his own NFL career. Nothing was given to him. Despite an early injury, Anderson not only made the team his rookie year, but even managed to make a few game appearances. The very next season, Anderson exploded onto the scene, rushing for 849 yards, 4.7 per carry and eight touchdowns. Over the next few years Da’Shawn Hand Jersey , Anderson would enjoy a complementary role in the Broncos offense until 2016, when he was due to become the team’s starter. Unfortunately, an injury cut his season short after seven games. He quickly bounced back with his first 1,000-yard season the next year. How did the Broncos reward him? that helped blossom his career. But with the way things ended—him being released after a 1,000-yard season and well after free agency—Anderson would be more than justified to still hold some anger two years later.For the Raiders, it’s an opportunity to prove to Jon Gruden and company that they didn’t even give him a fair shot. Anderson spent just a week on Oakland’s roster before they sent him packing. But has Anderson really thought about those teams that cut him? Does he really have revenge on his mind? The media sometimes drums up storylines like this, and many players don’t take it personally Tracy Walker Jersey , accepting the business side of the NFL. Maybe Anderson doesn’t even ca—oh...The C.J. Anderson Revenge Tour starts on November 3.
 
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