Lions Get Some National Love

Monday, June 1, 2009

After listing Detroit as the worst organization in the NFL last week, our friends at gave the team a bit of a break today. Senior NFL writer Alex Marvez, in his annual "NFL Offseason Winners and Losers" awards ranked Detroit's draft class the best across the league:

"Because he was the top overall pick, the success of quarterback Matthew Stafford is how Detroit's 2009 draft will ultimately be judged. But some other selections should also play a key role in getting this franchise back on its feet. Second-round pick Louis Delmas could become an immediate starter at safety. DeAndre Levy (third round) will likely be groomed at middle linebacker behind free-agent pickup Larry Foote. And Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit's other first-round choice, is the team's best tight end prospect since Hall of Fame selection Charlie Sanders in the 1970s. "

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