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The 2009 NFL Draft: Ooops…the Lions Did It Again

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

The 2009 NFL Draft has now been completed for the new-look Detroit Lions.  No team has ever approached the draft as the Lions have. The team needed people everywhere in moving away from last season's 0-16 debacle. 

Yet the actual choices by the football brass of the Honolulu Blue present another year of the Lions passing up quality players to pick their guys instead.

The worst kept secret in the draft was the signing of Matthew Stafford.  Even though it was only known a day before the draft of the six-year deal with $47.1 million guarenteed of $72 million total, the decision to pick him was decided long ago. 

When the trade for Julian Peterson occured in March, the Lions paved the way ...

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