The bigger controversy should be that the Lions traded down and got poor value in return. The Lions moved down 28 spots and got a late 6th round pick in return. Mayhew should have demanded the 25th AND 32nd picks in the 5th round to swap out with the Seahawks. Instead, the Lions get a punter and running back who may not make the team. The Seahawks get a defensive tackle who considered by some to be a borderline first round talent.
Nice trade Mayhew.
I agree with this completely.
On top of what's being discussed here... Joique Bell came out today and said that he would like KR/PR duties. That more or less makes the Reddick pick superfluous. IMO Bell is faster than Reddick and thus inherently better at KR/PR. I personally don't think a KR/PR guy running in the high 4.6's to high 4.7's is going to be capable in the NFL.
And wether the punter starts for us or not, he was only one of two punters drafted, and most thought that he would be a UDFA. We reached for him, even if he does turn out to be a good player.