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Lions pick 1st, 20th in draft

The NFL released the official draft order (what's known so far, at least), and the Lions will have the first and 20th picks of the first round to rebuild their team.

Quarterbacks Sam Bradford of Oklahoma and Matt Stafford of Georgia, and offensive tackle Andre Smith of Alabama are early candidates to go No. 1 overall. Smith, the Outland Trophy winner, was suspended for the Sugar Bowl for violating unspecified team rules.

If the Chargers make the Super Bowl, the Lions second No. 1 pick - acquired from Dallas in the Roy Williams trade - moves up a spot to No. 19. (San Diego, which finished 8-8 and is slotted 16th right now, would then pick 31st or 32nd.)

The Lions don't have a fourth-round choice, but gained an additional third-round pick from Dallas as well. They'll select 18th in that round. The Cowboys rank fourth among a pool of five teams that finished 9-7 based on strength of schedule.

Detroit could gain additional compensatory picks in the spring as well.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

offense wins games, defense wins championships. nuff said.

draft defense with at least 5 picks.

5:35 PM 

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