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Draft Preview: Detroit Lions

April 23, 2009

Pick 20: Detroit Lions

Strengths: See below
Weaknesses: See below
The Pick: Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State
As discussed previously, the Lions stink so bad that they’re in position to take the best players available at every spot. Except at receiver (in Homerism’s world), where Detroit now has Calvin Johnson and Michael Crabtree.
At this point, Jenkins is the best of what’s around. We’re talking about a guy who made the All-Big 10 team his last three years at Ohio State, and he played extensively as a freshman. He covers well and stops the run better than any other cornerback in the draft. He can even play a little safety if need be.
Jenkins is just an all-around outstanding football player. Seems like the Lions could use a few of those.