Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Detroit Lions Draft Review: Part 3
The Lions have two solid young safeties that are solid when healthy. Daniel Bullocks and Gerald Alexander have battled injuries during their brief careers. The top rated safety in this year’s draft was Louis Delmas of Western Michigan University and the Lions could not resist taking him with the 33rd pick. He is a confident hard hitting ball hawk, who had 110 tackles for the Brown and Gold last season. He upgrades a defense instantly and has to cause havoc in the secondary. Deandre Levy of Wisconsin and Derrick Williams of Penn State round out the third round for the Lions. Levy will get an opportunity to play middle linebacker after playing outside linebacker during college. Williams will play slot receiver and kick/punt returner for the Lions, both drastic needs from last year. Since Eddie Drummond left Detroit for Kansas City, the Lions have lacked any spark returning the ball, opting to resign Aveion Cason every year. Rounds two and three gave the Lions depth and filled in needs and did not reach for names or positions as Millen did every year.