March 13, 2013
Lions among teams with can't-miss first round draft picks
Nobody wants to get it wrong on a first round draft choice. -The sad reality for teams across the NFL is that it's happened in the past and will continue to happen as long as the league is alive and well. -The truth of the matter is that perennial playoffs teams and teams with a solid core of skill players across the board can afford to miss every once in awhile. -On the flip side, let's take a look at four teams that cannot afford to miss this year:
Oakland Raiders - #3 overall-
When 3 out of your last 4 first round picks are Jamarcus Russell, Darius Heyward-Bey and Rolando McClain, things aren't necessarily looking up. -The Raiders also didn't help themselves by trading away their first round picks the last two seasons. -
Who to Avoid-- Geno Smith, QB West Virginia: -I don't have a first round grade on Smith, let alone in the top 10. -If the Raiders were to take him at 3, it could c...