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Andre Smith number what?

I have not been posting alot in the last few weeks.  Not to say that I have not been on POD.  Because I have.  About four times a day.  It is just that every possible agrument for one player over another has been made.  In to reguards of the up coming NFL Draft.  Alot of good points have been made by all.   I have my opinion who I would like to go #1.  But Andre Smith?  You have got to be kidding me.  Why Andre Smith?  Because of his talent?  Granted he has talent.  But so does everyone else in this draft.  The Lions have been drafting "talent" for years.  And I am sorry KDawg if it seems like I am picking on you.  90% of the time I agree with what you have to say.  And that goes for the rest of you.  But, what the Lions really need.  They need to get football players.  Real NFL football players.  And what I mean by that is this.  All thes college players have talent.  They all put up impressive stats.  They all had good combine work-outs and such.  If you removed their names.  And just look at their numbers.  It would be hard to tell one player from another player.  It is what is between their ears.  That is what will determine if they become a good NFL player.  The Lions have been drafting bad character players. One after another.  And all of them were thought of as"great talent".  And not just by Side-Show Mel Kiper. By alot of experts and insiders.   Andre Smith was one of the best thoughout this college season.  No doubt about it.  He gets into trouble.  Does not play in the bowl game.  He has a chance to redeem himself at the combine.  Runs the 40.  Than leaves.  No good-byes.  Just walks off.  That just tells me this guy will not give you everything he has.  He will not do the extra time in the weight room.  He will work on his technique to get better.  See, all of these guys have talent.  But real football players will always try to get better.  And real football player are what the Lions are sorely lacking.  Think about it.  In the last eight years.  What player has progressed into something great? And what player has left the Lions and had a big impact on their new team?  But how many players have left the Lions and are no longer in the league?  I guess what I am trying to say is this.  Having talent is great. But if there is nothing between the ears.  What is the difference between Andre Smith and a big fat guy at an All-You-Can-Eat buffet? 

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