Detroit Lions Avoided 2009 Draft Minefield Due To Martin Mayhew and Jim Schwartz

September 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News recently revealed that the 2009 NFL draft is shaping up to become one of the worst in recent history. Out of the 257 players selected, one-third have already been waived, traded, or retired.
But the results from the 2009 draft were very different for the Detroit Lions.
The Lions selected nine players in the 2009 draft.  Seven of those players are still on the Lions roster, and all of them are still in the NFL.  Five of the Lions 2009 draft picks have won starting spots  So the team is pretty satisfied that the 2009 NFL draft went pretty well.
Several of the 2009 draft picks have already proved to the Lions that they are legitimate NFL-caliber talent.  Certainly Matthew Stafford and Louis Delmas look very promising, since both appear to have Pro-Bowl level talent.  Brandon Pettigrew may eventually be added as a Pro Bowler as well, but he has more left to prove than Stafford or Delmas.
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