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NFL Combine: Top pick could be Bradford

INDIANAPOLIS — With the draft just less than two months away, it’s a mistake to automatically assume that Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy will be the top two picks. It’s just too early.

St. Louis, which has the top pick, needs a quarterback and Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford could be too good to pass up. Originally, there were questions about Bradford’s shoulder — he underwent surgery for a reconstruction of the AC joint — but it was not major surgery and his recovery seems to be going well. He’s not throwing here at the NFL Combine but most quarterbacks don’t. Bradford’s pro day at Oklahoma is March 25 and he expects to be full-go.

So if the Rams take Bradford, then that leaves the Lions at No. 2. They could take Suh or McCoy or they could trade down.

Either Suh or McCoy could help anchor the Lions’ defensive line for years to come, but they would be paying top dollar for a defensive tackle if they take one at the second spot. Would it be worth it? That’s the question the Lions have to answer.


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