The Detroit Lions haven't drafted a cornerback in the first round since taking Terry Fair 20th overall in 1998, a year after selecting Bryant Westbrook with the No. 5 pick.
Fair went on to make seven interceptions and score five touchdowns, two on kick returns, while starting 48 games over four seasons in Detroit.
Westbrook started 54 games in five years with the Lions and made 12 interceptions, three of which he returned for scores.
In the 14 years since those picks in back-to-back drafts, the Lions have taken five offensive tackles, four receivers, two defensive tackles, two quarterbacks and two linebackers in the first round.
Is it time to go for another cornerback?
One of the biggest complaints about Detroit's defense in recent years has been the lack of a shutdown corner. The Lions re-signed free agent Chris Houston, but they need another quality player to emerge on the other side of the field.
Some analysts, including ESPN's draft guru Mel Kiper Jr., believe the Lions sh...