Commentary

Lions should take the best O-lineman

Detroit can double up with an upgrade at LT

Updated: February 19, 2009, 2:11 PM ET
By Chris Sprow | ESPN The Magazine

INDIANAPOLIS—Over the past five seasons, the Detroit Lions have picked a total of 36 times in the NFL Draft. Many of those picks were extremely high, as we know. Impossibly, of those 36 picks only five of them are starters. It gets worse; seven of those guys aren't even in the league anymore. Not to get overly Gladwellian, but statistically, if the Detroit Lions draft you, you have a better chance of operating a Blizzard machine today than you do of starting in the NFL. Then again, one involves public scorn, the other free Oreos.