Detroit Lions Mock Draft: The Latest Full 7-Round Predictions

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Detroit Lions Mock Draft: The Latest Full 7-Round Predictions
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In just over three weeks, the 2012 NFL Draft will get started at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and we can finally stop arguing about whether the Detroit Lions should draft a cornerback in the first round.

Really though, this happens every year. Lions fans are passionate about their team 365 days a year, and as a result, we naturally have our own ideas about which direction the franchise should go.

Remember all the negativity surrounding Matthew Stafford in 2009? I'm as guilty as anyone, and I'll freely admit to that. Lions fans had been arguing about Stafford's viability for months, and they lustily booed the pick when Stafford was announced first overall.

The doubters among us were arguing for future busts Jason Smith and "can't miss" Aaron Curry, or trying to decide if Stafford was really better than Mark Sanchez.

Martin Mayhew, please forgive us, for we know not what we're talking about.

But despite being at each other's throats for months beforehand, we always find a way to reconcile after the fact, like political parties re-uniting after a primary.

So even if you think I'm a moron in this mock draft, and in my five previous, I urge you to come back around in a month so we can all be friends again.

After all, we're all going to be rooting for the same team, regardless of who ends up playing on it.


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