It is hard to believe that there is a list of bad draft picks that doesn’t include a member of the Detroit Lions isn’t it? But, it seems to be true, in great part due to the fact that this list only focuses on the first overall pick.
The Lions only have a few candidates on this list that starts at the NFL merger in 1970. Billy Sims was a great player for Detroit though his career was stifled by injury after being the first pick in 1980’s draft. Matthew Stafford is the only other player qualified to make this list. While Stafford has only reached the playoffs once, he has put up staggering numbers in his time in Detroit. Stafford in no way qualifies on this list, even if his career ended now. Keep in mind, players like Charles Rogers(2nd overall pick) and Joey Harrington(3rd overall pick) didn’t qualify with the parameters given.
So, for once rejoice. No Detroit Lions player makes this dreadful list. Unless Martin Mayhew makes a shocking trade tonight or tomorrow, no one will make it next year for the Lions either. Let’s hope that streak continues.
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