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The Detroit Lions Draft Grade

Published by on April 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL



It was no secret leading up to the 2009 NFL Draft that the Detroit Lions had more holes to fill than draft picks. In 2008, the Detroit Lions defense was the worst defense in the NFL and the offense wasn’t far behind. The Lions let go of Millen (the architect of this farce), fired Marinelli and brought in a defensive minded rookie Head Coach in Jim Schwartz.

Common sense is that the Lions with a defensive minded Head Coach, the Lions would draft defensively with their first draft. Well, of their ten draft choices the Lions drafted 6 offensive players and 4 defensive players.

Including, two offensive players in the first round. On all acc...

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