Detroit Lions Are On The Clock

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Detroit Lions Are On The Clock

DETROIT IS ON THE CLOCK                                                                           

After a record setting season of futility, the Lions hold the No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft on April 25. There will be much speculation between now and then as to who they should take. I would like to try my luck at guessing what will go down.     

First let's go over their options. Trade it? Take the best available player? Address a certain need? I lean toward No. 3.

Trading the top pick is virtually impossible. The cost is too high and I don't see another team coveting someone in this draft enough to risk it. "Best available player" ironically happens to be at a position Detroit has used numerous top picks on before, WR.

Thus, we are left with addressing a certain need. Needs are plentiful on a team that went 0-16: QB, MLB, DE, and OT are primary spots that need attention.

RB, WR, TE, and CB could also use upgrades. Which need gets addressed with the No. 1 pick overall you ask?

Answer: OT. I know, some say QB, but I don't believe there is one worthy. I do, however,  believe that they may package some picks to get back up into the top 15 and take a QB.

So, OT. Who? Andre Smith. He steps in right away at RT, moving Gosder Cherilus to LT. As I stated earlier, I see Detroit jumping back in the mix for a QB later. Possibly giving their No. 20 and No. 33 for a No. 8 or No. 9.

There you have it. With the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select: Andre Smith, OT, Alabama       

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