Found March 21, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
The two surprise teams that made the NFC playoffs last season did so largely because of sharp decisions in the draft a year ago. Seattle went from 7-9 to 11-5 after taking quarterback Russell Wilson in the third round, 75th overall. Wilson gave the Seahawks a surprising dual threat and was arguably just as productive as higher-profile picks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. Washington went from 5-11 to 10-6 after finding a hidden gem, running back Alfred Morris of Florida Atlantic, in the sixth round, 173rd overall. Morris certainly benefited from Griffin's presence, but he was still an absolute steal, finishing with a franchise-record 1,613 yards rushing. This is what needs to happen with the Detroit Lions, who are coming off a dismal 4-12 season. Martin Mayhew, entering his fifth draft as the club's general manager, helped turn the franchise around with quality first-round picks his first two years. But they were basically no-brainers: quarterback Matthew Stafford N...
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