Detroit Lions, Jim Schwartz Should Pass On No. 1 Pick


Published: April 10, 2009


... model for “how not to do things.”

But, surprisingly, in this month’s upcoming NFL Draft, the Lions have a unique opportunity to blaze a trail—in a good way—and perhaps for the first time in years, they have an opportunity to do the game some good.  

And all they have to do this April in order to take this grand stand, is stay seated when it’s their time to make their first-round draft pick. 

Yes, that’s right. When the first round of the draft begins and their ten allotted minutes have passed, the Detroit Lions should pass as well, and let the St. Louis Rams have their pick of the litter.

As prize for Detroit’s win-less 2008, a season chalk-full of embarrassment and failure, the Lions are the owners of the No. 1 overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 24-25.  

In most professional sports leagues across the country, the No. 1 overall pick of the rooki...

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