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The Detroit Lions are on the clock with the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Let’s take a look at their biggest needs and how those needs might be addressed on draft day.

While they don’t think that Smith will be taken where the Detroit Lions are picking (No. 13), they don’t think it’s going to be a huge slide for him as many predict.

What’s not clear is what that would mean for last season’s analysts, Joe Theismann and Matt Millen. Maybe that means Theismann and Millen are both out, maybe they’d move to the sideline, maybe one of them would stay and work as a co-analyst with Mayock in a three-man booth. But it appears that a change is coming.

Former Detroit Lions player Lou Creekmur, who lived until he was 82, met the end of his life misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Three other players were misdiagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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