This year The Draft is all funked up.. The "TOP" Defensive Ends are not very good.. I believe the Lions will go O line this year.. But some disagree.. And IF the Lions address the DE position further this year, they should NOT use the number 5 pick on one.
Instead of WASTING a top 5 pick on drafting one of the "top prospects" DE's this year the Lions need to get a proven vet. who can rush the passer and make tackles in the NFL.. Next year will be a great year for DE's coming out of college.. Easley, Clowney, Jeffcoat, there's like 20 D linemen that will be better than any of the guys in the "top" this year.. Next year the Lions can go for a longterm DE that can grow in Honolulu Blue..
Umenyiora, Freeney, and Dumerville are all unsigned still... I even think i'td be awesome to even sign Urlacher (impossible, I know, but) since he's still unsigned, and make him play DE for the us.. LOL That'd be crazy..
The point is the Lions should not draft a DE in the 1st round.. and if Fischer and Joeckel are gone (most probable scenario) they should either take Warmack(G) or Johnson(T)... OR accept a trade, and pick up Tavon Austin.. I guess I'd be okay with Miliner but his surgery has swayed me to let him drop to someone else.. Now that Houston is back the Lions can continue to develop the 3 CBs they got last year.. And maybe pick up another this year that has value and a big upside, or has produced in college but has question marks (like Mathieu :))