Detroit Lions consistent with draft philosophy
ALLEN PARK — Give the Lions’ management credit for being consistent when it comes to the NFL draft.
It takes discipline to stay with their draft board and they do it. This isn’t the first year either.
With their second-round pick they drafted WR Ryan Broyles (Oklahoma) even though there were several cornerbacks available.
“He was the best player on our board and there’s a discipline that goes along with that thought process,’’ coach Jim Schwartz said.
Wide receiver not a big need position, but they’re looking for value in the long run, not next week.
They were criticized a year ago for drafting DT Nick Fairley with the 13th overall pick because, again, the line was already the strength of the defense.
“We follow our board, our board tells us who the best players are and this guy was the guy to take for us,’’ general manager Martin Mayhew said.
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