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Jason Smith

I have always felt that the most important thing that a early pick can have is a strong work ethic and after reading the following article on ESPN I do not see how the Lions a can afford to past on this guy:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft09/news/story?id=4012959

In the past the NFL has constantly looked past players caracter flaws and as a result more often then not teams got burned just look at Pacman Jones, Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens.  The Lions specifcly have gotten burned by picks like Charles Rogers and Shaun Rogers.  Yes having the flashy players is important but not at the expense of caracter.  Calvin Johnson was a great pick up for that very reason.

So please Lions skip the Matt Staffords and Jay Cutlers of the world and pick up those guys who worked hard to get where they are and will continue to even if its for a sadly sub-par team.

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