If Darren Sharper Is Cut by Saints, Detroit Lions Need to Roll the Dice

September 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It’s no secret that Lions general manager Martin Mayhew likes a good deal when he sees one.
He traded the long-lost Ernie Sims to Philadelphia in a three-way deal that sent Tony Scheffler to Detroit. He sent next year's fifth-round draft choice to Seattle for starting left guard Rob Sims and next year's sixth-rounder to the Seahawks for defensive end Lawrence Jackson.
He has upgraded every group on both sides of the ball this offseason. 
Sure, the Lions could use some depth on the offensive line or a less risky player than Zach Follett at weak side linebacker. Sure, they could find a definitive kick/punt return man or a healthy backup for nicked-up middle linebacker DeAndre Levy.
I think many would agree, though, that if they could fill one position on this squad, it would lie somewhere within the secondary. 
Young cornerbacks and a giant gap at strong safety will make for a difficult defensive strategy. The only real constant back there is fr...

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