As we journey through our look at the rookies of all the NFC North teams, we arrive at probably the most controversial pick in the division from the Detroit Lions—wide receiver Ryan Broyles. At least it isn't a punter. Broyles himself isn't the controversial aspect of the pick. Aside from his recent injury (we'll get to that), he's a solid looking prospect. It's more the perception (shared by many but not all, of course) that it was a pick that was the least well spent—that of all the things the Lions could have grabbed in the second round, a wide receiver was unnecessary.
In May after the NFL draft, I published an article discussing the Detroit Lions' second-round pick Ryan Broyles, questioning the logic and reasoning behind general manager Martin Mayhew 's decision of drafting an unhealthy wide rece... Read Post
The Detroit Lions selection of Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles with the 54th pick makes little sense. Detroit had too many needs to address with this pick and far more important holes to fill. It would at least make sense if Bro... Read Post
The Detroit Lions have once again invested in their wide receiver corps by taking Ryan Broyles in the second round. While he is a very solid player, it stinks of an unnecessary pick. The Lions already have a deep and talented bunch ... Read Post