Originally Posted by HotCorner
With the 13th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select Tyron Smith, OT, USC.
The Lions need to keep Matthew Stafford's blindside clean to keep him healthy. Smith "has the potential to develop into a top-flight left tackle in the NFL."
// Side note - I hoped Green would fall to here. While the Lions need help on defense and the OL, re-uniting Green with Stafford while teaming up with Megatron could make Detroit very dangerous.
I like it, Smith really has the athleticism to be top flight. Not sure if I like him better than Solder, but not sure I don't either and the Lions really need to protect their QB.