Re-Drafting the Detroit Lions' Entire 2012 Draft After First Half of NFL Season

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Re-Drafting the Detroit Lions' Entire 2012 Draft After First Half of NFL Season
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Hindsight is a wonderful tool to have when making decisions.

It's too bad nobody has it when they actually need to make those decisions.

But we have it now, with half an NFL season's worth of work in the books. And while there are plenty of prospects that are performing well this year but may tank in the long run, we now have a much better idea of who's going to perform well from here on and who isn't, even if it's not a perfect measure.

So with that in mind, if the Lions could do it all over again, what would they do? Who would they take? Why?

Ask Jim Schwartz or Martin Mayhew and they'd probably say they're thrilled with the players they have and wouldn't change a thing. Realistically, though, they have to be looking around at other teams' players that have made an impact and wondering what those same players could do in Detroit.

With that type of hindsight, here are the players the Lions might take with their picks (the ones they actually made; I'm not going into re-working draft trades) if they could do it all over again.

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