Wednesday, September 15, 2010

We're Back .... and The Detroit Lions Need A Left Tackle

This spring, the Detroit Lions were wavering on whether to take sure-fire stud Ndamukong Suh or draft for need and reach for an offensive tackle.  Not only did the Lions take Suh, but they also did not select an o-tackle until the fourth round (Jason Fox).  Had I been in Martin Mayhew's position, I would have selected Suh, but my second pick would have definitely been an o-tackle.  Definitely.

As a result, this happened.  If you're going to invest 72 million clams into a player, the smart money is on protecting his blind side.  Even the Rams protected their investment by drafting Rodger Saffold (and already had Jason Smith).  Instead, the Lions went with Jeff Backus, and Julius Peppers effectively separated Matthew Stafford's shoulder.

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