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Lions Draft Louis Delmas with 33rd Pick

With the 33rd pick of the NFL Draft -- the first pick of the second-round -- the Lions just selected Western Michigan safety Louis Delmas. Even though Rey Maualuga was there, the Lions opted to pick up the best safety in the draft. I think the next few picks will address the needs on defense, but one has to wonder what happened to Maualuga. Not only are the Lions passing on him, but other teams are as well. James Laurinaitis was just the first true inside linebacker drafted, so obviously there is some red flag with Maualuga we don't know about.

I'm not a huge fan of this pick, but it's becoming evident that there is something wrong with Maualuga. Considering that, I understand this pick. Delmas is the best safety in the draft, and the Lions obviously don't have a whole lot of faith in any of their current safeties. Even with that being said, I don't know if safety was the first position that should have been addressed on defense. Regardless, the Lions are staying true to their promise of drafting talent over need.

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