My thoughts on the Lions selecting Travis Swanson in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft
The Lions must win now. They have more needs in the secondary. Keith McGill from Utah and Philip Gaines from Rice, both cornerbacks, would have fit better here. So would have safety Terrence Brooks from Florida State, who went a couple picks later to Baltimore.This is where the criticism of the Lions' undervaluing the defensive side of the ball becomes valid.
My column. Lions continue to send mixed messages in NFL Draft: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/sports/20140509/detroit-lions-continue-to-send-mixed-messages-in-nfl-draft-pat-caputo-writes