Detroit Lions 2016 Draft: Sweet Dreams are Made of This

August 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I can see it so clearly in my mind’s eye. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stepping up to the podium with that sly smile. He clears his voice, and says:
“With the 32nd and final pick of the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select...Barry Sanders...Junior.”
The Lions fans at Radio City Music Hall erupt into cheers. Barry Sanders Sr. is seen beaming with pride. He knows that his son will be playing for a Lions team fresh off their back-to-back Super Bowl championships.
A Lions franchise that bears no resemblance to anything in his bittersweet experience.
With league MVP Jahvid Best showing signs of the punishment over the years, Barry Sanders Jr. has a chance to be the newest star in the Leo constellation. A Lions dynasty is born.
When ESPN’s Mike Sudds interviewed Matt Stafford, he asked Stafford for his opinion of the two-time All American and Heisman Trophy winner coming to Detroit.
“Mike, I am totally stoke...

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