2015 NFL Draft: Five Positives and Negatives For the Detroit Lions

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Aug 28, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights fullback Michael Burton (46) stretches before a game against the Washington State Cougars at Centurylink Field. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

4. A Fullback In The Fifth Round

By selecting Michael Burton, the Lions are clearly committing to improving their weak running game. That doesn’t change the fact that selecting a fullback in the fifth round when other needs could have been filled remains a questionable decision. The fact is, Burton’s not going to carry the ball himself nor is he going to see much action in the passing game, limiting his overall impact in the offense.

Knowing this, weren’t there better things Detroit could have done in the fifth round? Burton probably could have been selected in the sixth round or later, making the decision doubly hard to swallow.

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