2009 NFL Draft: Why the Lions Should Not Take a QB With No. 1 Pick

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Published: April 16, 2009

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... They do not want a repeat of that—no, not at all.

Some may think the Lions should use that first overall pick on a quarterback, specifically Matt Stafford.

I, however, don't think they should draft Stafford.

I know the quarterback position is the most important job out on the field, but that Lions have many problems they need to deal with, not just at the signal calling position. And even though they went 0-16 last year, they still have some talented players to work with, like Calvin Johnson, Kevin Smith, and Ernie Sims.

While some may believe conventional wisdom states that drafting a quarterback with the No. 1 pick can solve all your problems, that school of thought is flawed in the case of the Lions.

First off, one must wonder who's going to protect said quarterback. The Lions offensive lineman didn't help Kitna, Orvlosky, or Culpepper, did they?

Is your defense going to get you important stops during the games? The Lions defense was...

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