Why the Detroit Lions Must Draft Defense with Their First Pick

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Published: March 22, 2009


... a good defense is Detroit's ticket to the promised land. 

If Detroit takes Aaron Curry with their first pick, they will have one of the most feared linebacking corps in the league. Curry, can immediately step in and make a difference to a team that lost a record 16 games. 

With pick 20, Detroit should trade up and take B.J. Raji or keep the pick and take the best DT available. Picking up a DT will solidify the middle and help to stuff the run.      

With pick 33, Detroit can take DE Tyson Jackson, which, would provide an upgrade to the poor pass rush of last year. 

Drafting defense, free agent pick-ups and the existing roster, Detroit will win and maybe even make the playoffs. That's right I said the "P" word. 

By drafting defense the Lions will be on their way to becoming a Championship team. 

Can you say D-e-f-e-n-s-e?


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