Detroit Lions: 2010 NFL Draft Review & Grade
April 25, 2010 by luckylester
Detroit Lions: With Baltimore, Josh Arsenault raves about the Lions draft, “They ignored Best’s ridiculous fall in value,” he said, “And made sure they got him without giving up too much to do so. He’s twice the talent that Kevin Smith is, and should take a lot of pressure off of Stafford and Calvin Johnson. And then there’s that Suh, guy, the best player in the draft.” Tough to argue with that. Ndamukong Suh and Jahvid Best give the Lions big time playmakers that will show flashes of brilliance right off the bat. Amari Spivey is a guy that should help right away as well, a kid that kind of went under the radar but was one of the best players in a great defense in Iowa. Jason Fox might not help immediately, but he flashed plenty of upside while at Miami, both pass and run blocking, and he could be a nice piece to the future puzzle. They had a needless trade up into the late first round to grab Best, or at least I think so, so they get downgraded a little for that. That move up probably hurt Minnesota more than it hurt them, but it was interesting. They had two 7th rounders and that was that. Overall, they added two starters and help in the secondary – some big needs for Detroit. B Back to the 2010 NFL Draft grading team list.