Detroit Lions 2012 Draft: Offensive Guards to Watch

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Detroit Lions 2012 Draft: Offensive Guards to Watch
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Stephen Peterman and Rob Sims are average offensive guards, at best. Neither provides any push off the line of scrimmage. If the Lions ever want to be serious about a run game between the tackles, then one, or even both of them, must be replaced at some point.

Corey Hilliard is a serviceable backup, but he's more comfortable at tackle.

Ideally, the Lions would like to have guards who are shutdown pass blockers and road-grading run blockers. Does the 2012 draft offer any answers?

I’ll break down some excellent candidates who are best suited to excel in Detroit’s predominately man-power blocking scheme. A couple of them are bound for long, illustrious careers and shouldn’t be passed on.

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