Aaron Curry Logical NFL Draft Pick for the Detroit Lions No. 1 Slot

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Published: April 11, 2009


... way to start the post-Matt Millen era, but it very well could be the last nail in the coffin for their fans.

To accept this statement as fact, one must first come to several other realizations.


First and foremost, no one person is going to be able to fix the mess that is the Detroit Lions.


The next step would be to understand that it is not written in stone, or anywhere else for that matter, a team must draft a QB or other skilled position with the No. 1 pick.


In fact, here is some very recent history that proves just what happens to teams that fail to understand this.

In 2005, the San Francisco 49ers drafted Alex Smith of Utah and then had to agree to pay him $49.5 million over a six-year period. The 49ers received nothing from the deal and were fortunate to rework Smith...

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