Detroit Lions and The 2010 NFL Draft Options Are Everywhere

Nick AverillContributor IApril 13, 2010

PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Brian Price #92 of the UCLA Bruins hurries quarterback Carson Coffman #14 of the Kansas State Wildcats in the fourth quarter at the Rose Bowl on September 19, 2009 in Pasadena, California. UCLA defeated Kansas State 23-9.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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I love the NFL draft. It is like Christmas day but you get to pick what presents you want. The Detroit Lions have endless possibilities. I have been thinking of different ways the Lions can attack the draft this year with a deep talent class.  So here are two options that I have been thinking of

Option 1: Suh is the best player in this draft and the Lions have a good opportunity to take him with the number 2 pick.

Rd 1: Suh, DT, Nebraska

Rd 2: Nate Allen, FS, South Florida: Now I think he could help our defense out tremendously.  He is a good compliment to Delmas, and with these two safeties our secondary just got a lot better. I think with Allen and Delmas back there it will make our corners look a lot better than they are.

Rd 3: Perrish Cox, CB, Oklahoma State:  He comes with baggage but he could come in day 1 and start opposite of Chris Houston. So far with this draft we have three starters and an up and coming defense that has the potential to be great.

Rd 4: LeGarrett Blount, RB, Orgeon: We help out Stafford with a great defense, and now we get him help with a running back that can handle the load of being a number 1.  Blount gives us a good compliment to Brown and adds another dimension to our offense.

Rd 5: Traded to Seattle for Rob Sims

Rd 7: John Conner, FB, Kentucky:  Finally we have a FB on our team that we haven't had since Sledge. Conner is a great blocker, he will help protect Stafford, free up Pettigrew in the passing game, and most importantly he will open up the running game for Blount, and Brown.

Rd 7: Danario Alexander, WR, Missouri:  We get a great sleeper pick and with Linehan at the helm he could be a break out star.  He is a huge target and could fit in to the mold of a Vincent Jackson type of receiver.


Option 2

Rd 1: Eric Berry, FS, Tennessee:  Is a close second behind Suh.  It may even be a 1a, 1b type of deal with these two.  The number two pick is awfully high to take a safety but the times have changed in the NFL and it is now on of the most important positions on defense.  Just think of the headaches Cutler, Rodgers, and Favre are going to have with Berry, and Delmas making plays

Rd 2: Brian Price, DT, UCLA:  Not a bad consolation prize.  He is getting overlooked in this years draft thanks to Suh, and McCoy.  He has been falling down a bit and I am not sure why.  I have seen him play a couple times and he has impressed me every time.

I would keep the rest of the draft the same just changing the top two picks.  I would be ecstatic either way if this happens over the Draft. I think this draft is a huge step for the Lions and their future.  If we get a draft we we can get 4 or 5 starters again we will be well on our way to dominating the NFC North