Could 13 be lucky for the Lions?
ALLEN PARK -- Coach Jim Schwartz has been so busy with post-season duties he wasn’t aware until Monday’s 3 p.m. press conference that the Lions had the 13th draft pick. He did know it was either 13th or 14th.
It’s a relief for the club because in the last two years they’ve had the top pick (Matthew Stafford) and the second pick (Ndamukong Suh). Both have been quality players, but both came with a steep price tag too.
"It’s easy to have a list when you’re picking No 2. You can say ‘who’s the best player in the draft? Let’s take him.’ When you’re picking No. 2, you say, ‘OK, who are the two best players in the draft?’ You can’t miss. By definition you’re going to get one of those two guys,’’ Schwartz said. “Thirteen, obviously you’re going to have to have 13. Its spread a little bit more thin, but I think that’s good.’’
Not to mention cheaper.
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