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Detroit Lions: Judge This Draft Based On How Many Will Start

Published by on April 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

You're an angry Detroit fan. This is nothing new. Except, the day after the draft is supposed to be a joyous time. It's been the apex of the Detroit Lions season since 1999.

The Monday after the draft, hope springs eternal. The team has replenished itself with hot rookie talent that will spearhead the resurgence, restore the roar, that sort of thing.

So why the long face? Wasn't what you were expecting?

Yeah, same here.

I'm still stunned that a tight end was taken at No. 20 with Michael Oher still on the board, that an offensive lineman wasn't taken until the seventh round, that two outside linebackers were taken, but no middle linebacker—you know, where the gaping hole is.


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