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RE-drafting the Lions - 2008


The draft that finally did it. Got Matt Millen fired, got the Lions a win-less season. 9 picks, not much hit well. What more could you ask...

2008 - Detroit Lions
Lions pick:
1. (17) Gosder Cherilus T Boston College

My pick:
15. (15) Kansas City Chiefs - Albert, Branden OG

Also could of had:
18. (18) Baltimore Ravens - Flacco, Joe QB
20. (20) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Talib, Aqib CB
23. (23) Pittsburgh Steelers - Mendenhall, Rashard RB
24. (24) Tennessee Titans - Johnson, Chris RB
25. (25) Dallas Cowboys - Jenkins, Mike CB
30. (30) New York Jets - Keller, Dustin TE
4. (35) Kansas City Chiefs - Flowers, Brandon CB
6. (37) Atlanta Falcons - Lofton, Curtis LB
11. (42) Denver Broncos - Royal, Eddie WR
13. (44) Chicago Bears - Forte, Matt RB

The lions traded down 2 spots to the Chiefs, who in turn took the player I wanted the lions to pick. Though the Lions did attempt addressing the offensive line, doesn't look like Cherilus lived up to a number one pick.

Lions pick:
2. (45) Jordon Dizon OLB Colorado

My pick:
18. (49) Philadelphia Eagles - Jackson, DeSean WR

Also could of had:
17. (48) Washington Redskins - Davis, Fred TE
24. (55) Baltimore Ravens - Rice, Ray RB
31. (62) New England Patriots - Wheatley, Terrence CB

My how I love Desean Jackson, he is so quick. Love watching Vick and Jackson on the same team. Wheatley didn't cut it, so scratch that. Other ideas - Malcom Kelly, Chad Henne? After a strong first round, it kind of fell off here in talent.

Lions picks:
3. (64) Kevin Smith RB Central Florida
3. (87) Andre Fluellen DT Florida State
3. (92) Cliff Avril DE Purdue

My pick:
10. (73) Kansas City Chiefs - Charles, Jamaal RB

Also could of had:
26. (89) Houston Texans - Slaton, Steve RB
28. (91) Green Bay Packers - Finley, Jermichael TE
30. (93) Indianapolis Colts - Wheeler, Philip OLB
32. (95) New York Giants - Manningham, Mario WR
23. (122) Dallas Cowboys - Choice, Tashard RB
28. (127) Indianapolis Colts - Tamme, Jacob TE

I didn't hate these picks at the time, still don't. There were better choices than Smith, but you really can't argue with Avril.

Lions picks:
5. (136) Kenny Moore WR Wake Forest
5. (146) Jerome Felton FB Furman

My picks:
4. (139) Denver Broncos - Torain, Ryan RB
14. (149) Arizona Cardinals - Hightower, Tim RB
39. (205) Indianapolis Colts - Garcon, Pierre WR

So all fantasy football talent here. That may be all I know, but it doesn't look like there was much else to choose from here.

Lions picks:
7. (216) Landon Cohen DE Ohio U.
7. (218) Caleb Campbell DB Army

My picks:
17. (224) Buffalo Bills - Johnson, Steve WR
Clifton Smith RB

Also could of had:
Dan Carpenter K

Again with the offense, I know. Still, great finds here.


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