Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Detroit Lions may have gotten the steal of day one.

The Detroit Lions may have gotten the steal of day one.

Being that I'm a huge Green Bay Packers fan watching the Detroit Lions pick Nick Fairley with the 13th pick in round one kind of gave me chills. With an already potent defensive line that passed out a lot of pain to NFL quarterbacks last season, ( 44 sacks ) the drafting of Fairley clearly put the teams in the NFC north on notice that their doormat days might be over. Detroit biggest needs Going into this year's draft were on the offensive line, cornerback, and linebacker. However seeing Fairley who was though to be a top 3 pick not to long ago still on the board, had to be very hard to pass on.

The Lions just might be the best place this young man could have landed, with a lot of character issue following him after the combine Fairley had a lot of NFL personnel people questioning his work ethic. But I feel being pair with Detroit's top pick of last year's draft Ndamukong Suh, already one of the best D-linemen in football with great work ethic will Help show him the way. Fairley proved in Auburn's run to the national championship that he can be a tough force to deal with. I don't know what he did or said to bring his stock down in some NFL personnel people minds, but this guy passes the eye test on the field. If Nick Fairley come in to the NFL with the same hunger he showed in helping Auburn win the national championship, the Detroit Lions may have gotten the steal of the draft.

Brought to by: AJ Jones from Cambridge
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