NFC Draft Grades You Need to See


Published: April 30, 2009


... the team needs help everywhere after their winless season.

I do not agree with the Stafford pick, because Stafford can easily end up like David Carr, and many more like him, without blocking.

Getting Jason Smith or Eugene Monroe would have been the smarter move. It also probably would have saved the Lions tens of millions of dollars. Stafford has to play right away, prepared or not, to justify that insane paycheck.

Pettigrew was a no-brainer pick. As I pointed out in my mock, Detroit has not had a really good TE since Charlie Sanders. I'm not saying Pettigrew is Sanders, but he is going to see a lot of balls in his career.

Delmas was a good move, because he was easily the highest rated FS in the draft. He needs to get coached up on tackling technique, but he starts day one.

Levy was picked because he fits the Lions defensive coordinators scheme. He is good against the pass, but needs lots of work a...

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