Detroit Lions: Life Isn’t Easy On the Top


Published: April 12, 2009


... last season.

But is it possible to set the franchise back even farther?


The Lions have the No. 1 pick in this month's NFL Draft. They cannot afford another bust in the first round, and especially a bust with the No. 1 overall pick.

Selecting a stud is easier said than done for the Detroit Lions.

From 2002-2005 they drafted three wide receivers in the first round (Charles Rogers, Roy Williams, and Mike Williams). None of the three WRs is still in Detroit. The other pick was a quarterback by the name of Joey Harrington.

Harrington was far from a standout quarterback with Detroit.

With all the previous picks considered, why does Detroit feel they need to draft a QB?

Matthew Stafford, former UGA gunslinger, is being the Lions projected choice at No. 1. But why should they take a QB?

Detroit would be making a huge gamble in drafting a QB over safer positions such as offensive line.

Jason Smith, the franchise left ...

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