Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 5/16/14
When the Detroit Lions made their pick of Eric Ebron official, they had no way of knowing that a cornerback that was considered by most to be overvalued at No. 10 would be the pick they will probably regret missing the most…twice per season. Just four picks after Ebron’s name was called, the NFC North rival Chicago Bears made Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller their first round selection.  While many believed at the time that Darqueze Dennard was the superior cornerback of the two, it is Fuller’s natural football instincts that will eventually make him the superior cornerback.  That plus Dennard’s injury history and the fact that the Lions will have to face their misfire twice per season, of course This should not be construed as taking anything away from Ebron, the talented North Carolina tight end.  With the manner in which Detroit’s offense is changing, he was a necessary selection and will be of tremendous value to the Lions.  But the first time Fuller jumps a Detroit route and turns the ball over to the Bears’ offense, Lions fans will groan in a special kind of disgust, for their team had Fuller if they wanted him bad enough.…
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