Lions among teams with can't-miss first round draft picks
Nobody wants to get it wrong on a first round draft choice. The sad reality for teams across the NFL is that it's happened in the past and will continue to happen as long as the league is alive and well. The truth of the matter is that perennial playoffs teams and teams with a solid core of skill players across the board can afford to miss every once in awhile. On the flip side, let's take a look at four teams that cannot afford to miss this year:
Oakland Raiders - #3 overall
When 3 out of your last 4 first round picks are Jamarcus Russell, Darius Heyward-Bey and Rolando McClain, things aren't necessarily looking up. The Raiders also didn't help themselves by trading away their first round picks the last two seasons.
Who to Avoid - Geno Smith, QB West Virginia: I don't have a first round grade on Smith, let alone in the top 10. If the Raiders were to take him at 3, it could cripple the franchise bot...