Detroit Lions: 5 Players the Lions Will Regret Passing on in the 2012 NFL Draft

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Detroit Lions: 5 Players the Lions Will Regret Passing on in the 2012 NFL Draft
Lavonte David is a force to be reckoned with.

If you've noticed some fans of the Detroit Lions working their way through the five stages of grief lately—denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance—don't worry, Matt Millen is not coming back to town.

It's actually a very common reaction this time of year. I refer to it as P.D.S.D—Post Draft Stress Disorder.

The aftermath of the NFL draft is an emotional time. Overreaction and rampant second-guessing is par for the course.

I'm no different. While I believe Lions GM Martin Mayhew deserves to be trusted when it comes to drafting talent, I don't always agree with his selections.

Two I particularly did not like were Ryan Broyles in Round 2 and Tahir Whitehead in Round 5.

Mayhew and the Lions passed on some very talented prospects to draft these guys. Prospects that could have major impacts on their new teams.

Here are five such players that the Lions will regret passing on.

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