2008 NFL Draft: Lions Turn Attention to Offense in Fifth-Round

With the 136th pick of the 2008 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions drafted Wake Forest wide receiver Kenneth Moore. This draft pick was acquired by Detroit on Saturday when they moved down two spots in the first-round, allowing Kansas City to move up and pick Branden Albert.

I started to see the wide receiver jokes come out when this pick was made as I guess Matt Millen just couldn't wait any longer. What's funny, though, is that Moore is, well, more of a special teams player than a wide receiver. He could be used in the slot like Shaun McDonald, but his versatility allows him to return punts and/or kicks as well. In fact, should Moore eventually make the Lions roster, he would do so only because he can step in as a receiver and be a return man too.

Detroit would later trade down two spots in this round to acquire an extra seventh-round pick. With the 146th pick, though, the Lions drafted Furman fullback Jerome Felton. Why? I'm still trying to find out. Detroit does need additional fullbacks with their new offensive philosophy, but Felton seems like an awfully big reach, especially with West Virginia's Owen Schmitt still on the board. I'd take Schmitt over Felton any day simply because Schmitt can block, run, and break helmets. He an absolute beast. Felton, on the other hand, I'm not so sure about.

For the fifth-round, I thought the Lions really did a poor job of drafting. Despite having a chance to add an extra lineman or some other position of need, the Lions opted to draft a receiver that will likely end up on special teams only and a fullback. Neither should have been drafted this early, so I would give both picks a pretty poor grade. Once I grade the entire draft, you'll see that this round alone really brought down the overall grade for the Lions.

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