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Calvin Johnson saves this draft.
As difficult as it is to say, Matt Millen deserves a little credit for the Johnson pick.
On one hand, it's true he was the no-brainer, "can't miss," once-in-a-generation talent that only Al Davis could screw up on taking.
On the other hand, Millen made that pick amongst nationwide mockery about his addiction to first round receivers. Millen drafting Johnson was an admission that he had screwed up previous drafts, and it turned out to be the right move.
Of course, then he turned around and managed to bomb the rest of the draft as badly as any before or since.
The Lions had three second round picks in 2007, and it doesn't seem they hit on any of them.
Drew Stanton has hung around for four years, but he doesn't seem to ever be on the depth chart. It often seems like they keep him in a glass case that reads "break in case of emergency, otherwise, call Daunte Culpepper."
The most trouble opponents have had with Ikaika Alama-Francis (now a Miami Dolphin) is pronouncing his name.
Gerald Alexander filled in for the injured Daniel Bullocks as a rookie starter in 2007 and performed admirably with 81 tackles and two interceptions. In three years since (with three different teams), he has a combined 40 tackles and two interceptions.
The rest of the draft doesn't seem to have fared any better.
A.J. Davis has spent his entire career on a practice squad somewhere.
Manuel Ramirez can be summed up by this excerpt from his Wikipedia page: "In October 2010, Ramirez was named the Detroit Lions' starting right guard. On January 4, 2011, Ramírez was signed to the Denver Broncos."
Johnny Baldwin's most telling career achievement is getting cut from a UFL team.
Ramzee Robinson has done well for himself to hang around the league until 2010 as a former Mr. Irrelevant, but is currently a free agent and may have trouble latching onto a team for 2011.