Sophomore Leadership on Display at Middle Line Badger: DeAndre Levy

July 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the end of the Second Round of the 2009 NFL Draft came to a close, and it was announced that the Detroit Lions were on the clock with their pick atop the Third Round, I had my pick in mind, ready to turn in the card (it would have been Jarron Gilbert).
Of course, the Lions rarely do as I would, so excitement was sure to follow.
With some very good looking prospects sitting on the board atop the Third Round, Martin Mayhew was approached by the NY Jets with a trade down that would allow the Jets to select former Iowa RB Shonn Greene with the 65th overall pick in the Draft.
In exchange for the Lions pick, the NY Jets traded picks they had acquired from New Orleans (76th overall, Third Round), and Washington (115th overall, Fourth Round).
The Lions used those selections to pick DeAndre Levy, who played outside linebacker at Wisconsin, and Sammie Lee Hill, who played his last two seasons at D-II Stillman College (D-III enrollment) as a “shut-down” defensiv...

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