The Matt Millen Era is over in Detroit, and once again hope for the Lions reigns supreme, if not supremely confident. If nothing else, the age of wisdom and enlightenment and intelligent choices for the team is alive and well, as evidenced by a strong and productive free agency period, one in which the Lions have bettered themselves on both sides of the line.
With the addition of seasoned veteran Nate Burleson as another weapon on offense, the Lions made sure to address the other side of the ball with two huge free agency signings in Kule Vanden Bosch and Corey Williams. But this year the Lions go further than ever before, this year the Lions show a determination to make the defensive front line one of the best in the NFL. This year the Lions actually do take the BPA ...
With the 2nd overall pick of the 2010 draft, the Detroit Lions address both a need and obtain the consensus choice as Best Player Available by taking Ndamukong Suh. With last year's run defense resembling Swiss Cheese as much as an NFL team, the Lions badly needed to address the front line, and even with the signings of Kyle Vanden Bosch and Corey Williams, the need for more help was clear, especially with a player the caliber of Suh.
Given his size, his speed and his obvious talent and versatility, Suh represents and obvious upgrade for Lions defensive front, adding not just talent but depth to what already beginning to look like a decent improvement over 2009. With the addition of this year's BPA, the 2010 Lions should come out with a much stouter defense than in years past. The adage is that games are won in the trenches, and the Lions have clearly done all they can do to address the defensive line in crystal clear terms.