Detroit Lions: Five Best Drafts of the Last 30 Years

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Detroit Lions: Five Best Drafts of the Last 30 Years
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With the bulk of free agency now safely concluded, the Detroit Lions now shift their attention toward the draft.

Since Martin Mayhew and Tom Lewand took over for the now disposed Matt Millen, the Lions have enjoyed some tremendous drafts, and the fans are hopeful for yet another one in a little over a month.

One of the constants of nearly my entire life is that the Lions generally have been bad, so they have had some nice draft positions. Sometimes that helped, sometimes it didn't.

As we saw with the Millen years, even a high draft pick does not ensure a good draft.

Let's take a look at the past 30 years and how the most recent drafts compare with some of the standouts of the less recent past.

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