After selecting Ernie Sims at No. 9 overall, Lions' vice president Matt Millen and head coach Rod Marinelli addressed the media, answering several questions (at length) regarding the selection of Sims. A complete 11 minutes of commentary from both Millen and Marinelli.
The two discuss how he fits into Detroit's system and questions concerning Sims' concussion-clouded past (which Millen called a "non-issue"), his size, comparisons to Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks and more.
Matt Millen Outtake: "He's got great speed, he's a great
hitter and he's got great range."
Marinelli Outtake: "He tackles with authority, which I like."