Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
Actual Pick: Luke Staley, RB
Re-Draft: James Harrison, LB
Analysis: The first of three seventh-round picks for the Lions, Luke Staley was a failed gamble. With an injury prematurely ending his junior season, Luke Staley opted to forego his senior season at BYU and enter the draft.
You can't fault the Lions for taking a chance on the former All-American in the seventh round. Had it not been for injuries, he had the potential to become a Peyton Hillis-type back. Unfortunately, it never panned out.
Love him or hate him, James Harrison is one bad mutha. Sound familiar, Mr. Suh? Harrison was a late bloomer. He stayed relatively under the radar until the Steelers made their Super Bowl run during the 2008-2009 season. Since then, he's been recognized as one of the nastiest linebackers in the league.
Heavy criticism is heaped upon the Kent State alum for his style of play. However, he would probably be welcomed with open arms by other teams if he chose to leave Pittsburgh. The Lions' deficiency at LB could have been avoided with this pick.