The 2009 NFL Draft: Ooops…the Lions Did It Again


Published: April 26, 2009


... the draft as the Lions have. The team needed people everywhere in moving away from last season's 0-16 debacle. 

Yet the actual choices by the football brass of the Honolulu Blue present another year of the Lions passing up quality players to pick their guys instead.

The worst kept secret in the draft was the signing of Matthew Stafford.  Even though it was only known a day before the draft of the six-year deal with $47.1 million guarenteed of $72 million total, the decision to pick him was decided long ago. 

When the trade for Julian Peterson occured in March, the Lions paved the way for the Seahawks to pick up Aaron Curry.  

Matthew Stafford in truth may be a stroke of genius for the Lions.  Unlike the quarterbacks coming out next season, Stafford is not a spread QB so there won't be a lot time spent teaching him to go under center. 

Since the combine, Stafford has been preparing himself to be drafted fir...

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