Steve Wyche | Tags: 2010 NFL Draft, Brandon Pettigrew, Calvin Johnson, Chris Cook, Colt McCoy, Detroit Lions, Jimmy Clausen, Jonathan Dwyer, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Louis Delmas, Matt Stafford, Minnesota Vikings, Montario Hardesty, Ndamukong Suh, Taylor Mays, Toby Gerhart, Tony Scheffler
The Vikings aren’t going to take a quarterback with their first-round pick because they just traded it for Detroit’s second-rounder (34th overall). The interesting thing about that is the Lions used it to draft California running back Jahvid Best.
I may be off base here, but it looks to me like that deal to an NFC North rival just helped Detroit get better.
The Lions’ offense, which is still a work in progress, boasts QB Matt Stafford, WR Calvin Johnson, TE Brandon Pettigrew, TE Tony Scheffler and now Best. The defense, which still needs a lot of pieces, appears better with the addition of DE Kyle Vanden Bosch, first-round pick Ndamukong Suh to add to S Louis Delmas.
Detroit is changing and all indications appear for the better.
As for the Vikings, maybe they do draft a quarterback like Jimmy Clausen or Colt McCoy with the pick they got from Detroit in the second round. However, I’ve been led to believe that they’re going to take a cornerback (maybe Chris Cook), safety (maybe Taylor Mays) or running back (Toby Gerhart, Jonathan Dwyer or Montario Hardesty).