Detroit Lions 2010 Mock Draft Notes: The Eric Berry Problem

January 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Okay, Lions fans, here’s the problem.
Eric Berry is going to be a phenomenal player. There is very little doubt of this among fans, coaches, and draft experts alike.
Any team that picks him will be happy they did and enjoy an instant upgrade in their secondary. His scouting report reads like that of Ed Reed.
But the Detroit Lions can’t pick him. There’s no way.
It’s not because he won’t be available. The St. Louis Rams need help all over, but they’re not likely to take a safety with their first pick.
It’s also not because the Lions don’t need help in the secondary, because very few units in professional football got burned worse last season than the Lions’ secondary.
It’s simply because of the Lions’ draft position. It’s tough to take a safety at No. 2 overall.
It’s tougher when budding star Louis Delmas is already anchoring one of the safety positions after being picked 33rd overall in last year’s draft.
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