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
and Marinelli Talk About Ernie Sims - Click to Listen