There has been much talk of late about exactly what the Detroit Lions should do with their richly deserved No. 2 pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Some claim that they'd be silly to pass up a shot at Ndamukong Suh if he's available at the No 2., while still others think that Gerald McCoy may be even better.
But with rumors swirling about the possibility of the St. Louis Rams picking a quarterback with the No. 1, it seems clear that the Lions may be in the driver's seat when it comes to possible trade scenarios. Why? Because a few teams may be willing to give up good value to jump a couple spots to secure themselves either Clausen or Bradford.
So the Lions may have some good options. And beyond this, it may not be the best cap management to hand top pick money to a defensive tackle. That truism has held up through most of the recent top DT picks, and the draft is very deep at some of the other positions that the Lions might covet.
The following is a discussion about some of these picks that could be had mid-late first round or later, that may be just as good as some of the other more ballyhooed names on the board.