Here in Lion Land it's never too early to start mocking the draft. I personally started after week 8 in 2008 when I fully realized how much talent the Detroit Lions are lacking, and I found myself watching College Football with a different purpose for the last two years. Detroit is in great position to come out of the 2010 draft with the same amount of talent as the 2009 draft which yielded five starters and a couple of possible Pro Bowl quality players.
I'm no expert but this is what I would like to see the Detroit Lions do with their 2010 draft class. It's still so early so I will hardly take this as seriously as I will when all the evaluating has been done. I will attempt a few trades to keep it interesting. Also I will be adding alternate picks. Let's pray they pull off something astounding enough to leave the Millen Era turning in it's grave!
Detroit Lions 2010 Draft...
**Rd1-#2- Detroit trades #2 to Seattle for #6 and #40.
Rd1-#6- Detroit *selects* -DERRICK MORGAN-DE GT or JOE HADEN-CB Florida
Rd2-#34- Detroit *selects* - TERRENCE CODY-DT Alabama or MIKE IUPATI G Idaho
**Rd2-#40- Detroit trades #40 to Philadelphia for (Rd2-#55) and (Rd3-#70)
Rd2-#55- Detroit *selects* KYLE WILSON CB BSU or COREY WOOTEN DE NW
Rd3-#66- Detroit *selects* VLADAMIR DUCASSE G UM or LAMARR HOUSTON DT Texas
Rd3- #70- Detroit *selects* JAVIER ARENAS CB Ala or ANDRE ROBERTS WR Citadel
Rd4- #97- Detroit *selects* MYRON ROLLE S Fla.St or BARRY CHURCH S Toledo
Rd5- #129- Detroit *selects JOIQUE BELL RB WSU or CHARLES SCOTT RB LSU
I'm going to stop here. I really hope the Lions do much more trading down than I showed here. The value of this draft is in the middle rounds with many solid prospects. The Lions need to pick up as many good players as they can get, so it would benefit them to pass on McCoy, assuming Suh goes to the Rams, and trade back a few times if possible and end up with 2(2nd rd picks) and 2(3rd rd picks) at least. Obviously there can be many arguments for the picks in the middle rounds that I picked and that's exactly my point. Let me know who you think is a valuable pick and where they should be drafted.