Detroit may have gambled with their first- (Ziggy Ansah) and second-round (Darius Slay) selections, but by addressing a significant concern with a relative sure thing in SEC-standout Larry Warford in the third round, the Lions may regain their roar in 2013.
Retaining CB DeAngelo Hall wasn't a long-term solution to the chronic issue haunting Jim Haslett's defense -- the inability to cover downfield against spread formations. In takeaway-minded Phillip Thomas, GM Bruce Allen might have finally found a suitable replacement for the late Sean Taylor.
Teams swinging for the fences in the first round often come up empty, but a more measured, logical approach often results in better players drafted in later rounds. No one did that better Friday night than last year's Super Bowl opponents. Which other teams fared well in rounds two and three?
How much stock should scouts place in a dominating Senior Bowl performance? NFLDraftScout.com analysts Dane Brugler and Rob Rang differ on where Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant's stock stood before and after the 'breakout' effort in Mobile, Ala.
People tell me I'm crazy to keep Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel as the Chiefs' first pick. I tell them that Kansas City just released Eric Winston, and I know, he's a right tackle. I also know coach Andy Reid learned the hard way that you can never have enough offensive linemen.