2011 NFL Draft: Final Grade for the Detroit Lions Picks

April 30, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Detroit Lions rounded up their final 2011 draft picks with OLB Doug Hogue and OT/G Johnny Culbreath.
With these picks, we now have addressed the need at OLB and a huge need for the Lions at OT.  Culbreath is also known to play at the OG position, so he could be used in either role.
No one knew what the Lions would do during this draft.  They stayed the course and went for the best players available. Martin Mayhew (GM) and Jim Schwartz (head coach) reported feeling good about the players they drafted this year.  They felt that they got the guys who would bring the most to a team that now has the attention of the entire NFL.
With the addition of DT Nick Fairley, WR Titus Young, RB Mikel LeShoure and now OLB Doug Hogue and OT/G Johnny Culbreath, the Lions have built on their present and their future.
More players will be added through free agency.  Our corners will be dynamic or get an upgrade in the offseason.  Our offensive line now ...

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