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NFL Draft 2011: 10 Prospects the Detroit Lions Must Target
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It's an interesting draft year for Detroit Lions fans.

This marks the first year in a while when the best draft strategy isn't, "blow the whole thing up and just try to find somebody in the draft who sticks."

The Lions have a clear core of talented players to build from, and there may finally be some light at the end of what has been a very long, very dark tunnel.

But the Lions haven't accomplished anything yet, other than clawing out of the NFL's basement. If the Lions are going to have success in the long term, they need to prove they can hit in the draft without always having one of the first two picks.

This year, the Lions pick 13th, and if their 2011 campaign is anywhere near as successful as it could be, their 2012 pick will be even lower.

So now would be a really good time to start hitting on mid-round picks.

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