Re-Evaluating 2008 NFL Draft (Detroit Lions)

June 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

              Inspired by a recent article, we should take a look at the 2008 NFL Draft for our Lions and give many thanks to the Draft Gods that it was the last blessing of Matt Millen's legacy.  Unfortunately, it was a legacy that we will are still burning from.  Let’s take a look back at the 2008 NFL Draft... thanks Matt!  
2008 1 st Rd  Pick #1.17  (RT Godser Cherilus, Boston College)
Cherilus was selected with the 17 th overall pick in the 1 st Round in 2008.  Detroit based the pick on his four-year tenure at Boston College.  More importantly, QB Matt Ryan noted to scouts that his success was largely contributed by the offensive line that was anchored by Cherilus. 
Cherilus was touted for his massive size (6’7” – 319lbs), awareness and excellent footwork.  He was scouted as the No. 3 overall linemen behind Jake Lon...

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