Would the Detroit Lions select Chance Warmack or Jonathan Cooper fifth overall in the 2013 NFL Draft? Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images

2013 NFL Draft: Would the Detroit Lions Really Draft a Guard Fifth Overall?

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With just one week remaining until the 2013 NFL Draft, it seems that most Detroit Lions fans have zeroed in on an offensive tackle (most likely Eric Fisher) as the preferred fifth overall pick, with BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah as the preferred backup plan.

But a report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports says that an entirely different position could be in play:

If the Lions can’t trade down, they are seriously looking at guards — and, again, think safe. Alabama’s Chase Warmack is considered by some to be one of the best talents in this draft, and Jonathan Cooper of UNC would both be in play at that pick, and though interior offensive lineman usually are pushed down the draft board, that may change for this unusual class.

The current CBA makes picking a guard financial viable but many still wonder if it makes sense from a positional value standpoint. Teams picking high in the draft are looking for players that can have a big impact on their team, is guard really an impact position?

Draft history says no. It was just last year that David DeCastro was talked up as a rare prospect who could break into the top ten. It didn’t happen; the Steelers took DeCastro 24th overall.

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