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2009 Draft May Be Unpopular with Fans, but the Lions Are Better

Published by on April 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has repeatedly said that the goal for the 2009 draft, as he saw it, was to increase to overall talent level of his team. After day one with picks of Georgia QB Matt Stafford, Oklahoma State TE Brandon Pettigrew, and Western Michigan DB Lewis Delmas, no one can argue that the talent level at these three positions has been raised.

 

These three players were ranked by the Sporting News as the #1 or #2 players at their positions. The Lions have picked up many good pieces, but none of the glue that will hold them all together.

 

This is why thei...

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