The votes are in and with the fourth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles select Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M.
Next we address the #5 pick in the draft - The Detroit Lions are on the clock.
#5 Detroit Lions. Needs - CB, DE, RB. The Lions came crashing back to earth in 2012 after their playoff appearance in 2011, losing 8 in a row to finish the season, including an embarrassing blowout loss to the Cardinals in week 15. The Lions were an undisciplined mess at times in 2012, both on and off the field. The Lions perpetual lack of a running game, coupled with several injuries to the WR corps, put added pressure on Stafford and Johnson to carry the load, and they did their part. Stafford threw for almost 5,000 yards and Calvin Johnson had almost 2,000 receiving yards in 2012. But, the Lions finished in the lower half of the NFL in scoring, averaging just over 23 points per game. The team's rushing attack was 23rd in the NFL. The defensive side of the ball was far worse, ranking 27th in points allowed (27 points per game) and turnovers forced (17 turnovers), collecting only 34 sacks (21st) and allowing a whopping 4.5 yards per carry by opposing RBs. CB and RB has been an ongoing problem for this team that the front office can't seem to fix. Their vaunted D-line hasn't lived up to the hype, and when you add to that the fact DE Cliff Avril is a free agent, and DE Kyle Vanden Bosch will be 35 next season, it's clear the Lions need to bolster that unit in this year's draft. Do they do it with this pick?
Picks so far:
#1 Kansas City Chiefs - Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
#3 Oakland Raiders - Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
#4 Philadelphia Eagles - Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M