Detroit Lions Pick Vontae Davis in 2009 NFL Draft and Resulting Changes

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Detroit Lions Pick Vontae Davis in 2009 NFL Draft and Resulting Changes
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Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and this time I will use it to reveal what would have happened if the Detroit Lions took Vontae Davis instead of Brandon Pettigrew in the 2009 NFL draft. This was a widely criticised pick on the day because both Vontae Davis, a cornerback, and Michael Oher, a left tackle, were left on the board by Martin Mayhew.

To be honest, it looked like he was channelling his inner Millen. Fortunately Pettigrew has matured into a good tight end, but with the level that Davis is playing in Miami, I cant help but look back and wonder what might have been. 

In each slide, I will lay out the changes it would make to each subsequent draft and how that would allow the Lions to have a better team today.

I also reserve the right to make one draft pick change regardless of whether the pick would have been made at the time. Writer's privilege. 

Enjoy!

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