Lions Want to Ink that Top Pick – Is it OT Jason Smith?

The Lions are talking to the agents who represent the upcoming possible number one picks in April 25th NFL Draft according to a report from While that pick is currently unknown, has taken it upon themselves to throw out there that the pick for the Lions has already been decided on.

“KFFL has learned the Detroit Lions will take Baylor OT Jason Smith with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.”

Uh, ok.

That is quite the reach, considering that there are still a couple other players like Eugene Monroe, Matthew Stafford and Aaron Curry out there that easily could challenge for that number one pick. Maybe at the end of the day Smith will be the top pick, as maybe the Lions are looking at what the Dolphins did last year taking a tackle at one and how they turned it around in one season.

On the other hand, a lot of things can happen between now and the start of the 09 NFL Draft, and even Lions president Tom Lewand made it sound like they were going to take their time in the process of making sure they pick the right player based on the amount that player is going to want.

“We have to have robust dialogue with the agents of the players we’re interested in,” Lewand said. “We’ve started that process and we’ve made it very clear to all of them that we have to have that as this month draws to a close.”

No matter what ends up happening, the Lions for sure want to get that first-pick inked well before Roger Goodell calls his name out on Draft Day.

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