Now with the Super Bowl over, another NFL season has come and gone. If you’re a Lions fan such as myself, you know this only means one thing: the Lions are now on the clock.
The excessive losses have taken their toll on many a football fans in
Had that game gone the other way,
In that time, the Lions under Lewand and Mayhew have re-engineered the entire organization from top to bottom. Head Coach Rod Marinelli was dismissed the day after the season ended and was replaced by Jim Schwartz. Schwartz was given his first head coaching job after years as a Defensive Coordinator with the Tennessee Titans.
The Lions made swift personnel changes, signing free agent Linebacker Larry Foote (a hometown hero who played for
Of course, the biggest steal the Lions grabbed was a trade that sent their most productive Wide Receiver, Roy Williams to the Dallas Cowboys for a first-round pick and a third-round pick. The Lions, after obtaining the No.1 pick in the draft, selected Matthew Stafford, Quarterback out of
Time will tell whether or not
But what time has told us already is how well past draft picks have done for the organization. These next few articles will feature 25 years of draft futility and utility; how well Lions’ first round draft picks have faired in the last quarter century.