It was promised in the original article that they would appear every week. Unfortunately, NFL free agency took control of the sports landscape, so an executive decision was made.
Or somebody went on vacation.
Either way, listed below are a few likely candidates for the Lions to select from in the second round. Vote in the included poll, and then explain your decision in the comments section if you so desire. If you choose other, please drop the name you believe would make more sense for Detroit.
Bobby Wagner LB Utah State 6'0" 241 lbs.
Now that the Lions have locked up the entire linebacking unit for a another campaign, this selection may not be as likely. Yet, Wagner is a tackler in the Stephen-Tulloch mold—short, packs a punch and wraps up.
He may not be able to contribute immediately, but there is no doubt he would warrant a look.
Zebrie Sanders OT FSU 6'6" 320 lbs.
Sanders has been linked to the Lions in the first round, but that possibility seems remote. Detroit must know they have a shot at him in the second round and Martin Mayhew doesn't reach.
Jeff Backus is closing in on retirement so this pick would bring value and fill a need.
Mitchell Schwartz OT Cal 6'5" 315 lbs
Schwartz doesn't quite have the size of Sanders. However, his performance at the Senior Bowl has scouts believing that he can excel at the next level.
Again, this selection provides a possible foundation for the future. Unfortunately, Jason Fox is probably not the player they need, so Mayhew would do well to give the Golden Bear some serious consideration.
Brandon Washington OG Mia 6'3" 320 lbs
Many fans will be down on Washington due to a slightly poor combine showing. But the mountain of a man still has the skills to be a rock on the inside of the line.
Lions fans should welcome anyone that isn't Stephen Peterman at the guard spot.
Ben Jones C GA 6'3" 315
The SEC label will help Jones' stock, but the kid has earned his praise. He has started 49 consecutive games and made the protection calls against some of the best defensive lineman in college football.
Dominic Raoila isn't a young man, and doesn't have the talent of Jones. This would be a good value pick.
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