Louis Delmas is a Lion
The Lions finally went defense, drafting Western Michigan safety Louis Delmas, with the first pick of the second round.
It's the third time in four years the Lions have taken a safety in Round 2. Hopefully for the Lions' sake, Delmas avoids the same injury fate that befell Daniel Bullocks (2006) and Gerald Alexander (2007).
Alexander's injury concerns - he fractured a vertebrae in his neck against Minnesota last year - are why the Lions felt the need to go safety. Interestingly enough, the Patriots took Oregon safety Patrick Chung with the next pick. Let's see who turns out to be the better the pro.
And of course they passed on USC's Rey Maualuga with the pick. Either I way overrated Maualuga or the Lions (and several other teams) scratched him from their draft board for various concerns. Still, the Lions don't have a starting middle linebacker.