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Summary: Detroit is no longer a laughing stock when it comes to the draft. Only the lack of picks that could have satisfied voids at linebacker and cornerback prevents a higher grade.

In the first two days of the draft, the Detroit Lions braintrust kept repeating the same phrase of “drafting to our strength.”

At first blush, that might appear a fairly ridiculous thing to say. Really? You were 6-10 last year and you haven’t been to the playoffs in forever so why not, you know, draft to some of your weaknesses?

On the field, offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath carried himself with a mean scowl and a physically aggressive demeanor which propelled him to two-time Football Championship Subdivision All-American honors at South Carolina State.

Now, more than ever, I believe the Detroit Lions, not Chicago, is the team to challenge Green Bay in the NFC North.

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