What if They’re All Wrong? What if Matt Stafford Is Not No. 1?

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Published: April 19, 2009


... University of Georgia.

Or will they?

Nearly every mock draft you see today has Matthew Stafford the consensus No. 1 pick. Everyone seems to agree. Everyone except the team with the No. 1 pick.

As recently as Thursday rookie head coach Jim Schwartz insisted that the Lions had not settled on a number one pick. "No, not 100 percent. There's still discussions to be had," Schwartz said.

Everyone knows the Lions need lots of help including quarterback. Adding fuel to the fire is the apparent attempt to get Matt Cassel and the fact that the current depth chart is Daunte Culpepper, Drew Stanton and Drew Henson (not necessarily in that order).

However, teams always say you build from your lines. Schwartz knows this first hand having come from Tenneseewho built both solid offensive and defensive fronts. And don't forget about that whole Vince Young thing.

It still seems likely that the Lions will attempt to...

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