Julius Peppers To Chicago Could Change Detroit Lions’ Draft Strategy

March 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Since the final game of the season, it has almost been certain that the Detroit Lions will either draft defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh or Gerald McCoy. But could the Lions’ draft strategy change if former Carolina Panthers’ defensive end Julius Peppers signs with their NFC North rival?
It’s no secret that the Detroit Lions have major concerns with their offensive line and coach Jim Schwartz has made it clear that they will address this problem during the offseason. Whether they decide to address this problem via free agency or the draft, one thing is very evident: They will have to find someone that can block this five-time Pro Bowler.  
During the 2008 regular season matchup between the Lions and Panthers, Peppers manhandled current left tackle Jeff Backus. Peppers' game stats included five total tackles, two sacks, and one forced fumble.
Their history against each other doesn’t stop there, though. In three other career matchups, Peppers has racked up an astoun...

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