Found April 16, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
According to CBS Sports writer Jeff Reynolds, the Lions will not defy logic and will address the position that fills their greatest need; defensive back. With some of the difficulties the Detroit defense had at keeping points off the board at times last season, this has seemed like a foregone conclusion to many draft experts. But does Schwartz and the draft team have a particular target in mind? According to Reynolds, yes they do. “Two options they’ve studied closely, Dre Kirkpatrick of Alabama and South Carolina’s Stephon Gilmore, are the kind of big, physical corners coach Jim Schwartz and defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham prefer in a press-bump scheme. Both players are ready to start, whereas the next tier of prospects, including Trumaine Johnson Montana, might have a steeper learning curve.” Seems to make sense to me. Kirkpatrick and Gilmore could both probably be a starter the moment they set foot on the practice field at organized team activities in a couple months. T...
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