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4/28/2011

And with the 13th pick, the Lions draft ...

Finally, the long, long wait is nearly over. Soon Wills and Kate will tie the knot. Just kidding.

Tonight about 10:20 p.m. the Lions will make their first-round draft pick, 13th overall. That is unless they make a trade to move up or down in the draft order.

My bet is if Prince Amukamara falls to 13th — and he very likely could — the Lions will draft the cornerback out of Nebraska. He’s a plug-and-play guy, an immediate starter who could help bolster their glaring weak spot in the defense.

If Amukamara is gone my other guesses are OT Tyron Smith (USC), CB Jimmy Smith, OT Anthony Castonzo (Boston College), DE Aldon Smith (Missouri) or DE Da’Quan Bowers (Clemson).

Follow me on Twitter @PaulaPasche for total draft coverage from Lions headquarters in Allen Park. Check out full coverage at TheOaklandPress.com which includes videos, and also my blogs at oplions.blogspot.com.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Roy J Akers said...

Paula, I saw that Mel Kiper ended up with the lions taking Alden Smith of Missouri after never mentioning him since January. Why Smith? He has not been rated this high until the last week by anyone and now he is mentioned by you and the talking heads at ESPN. Your thoughts.

6:45 PM 

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