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Lions Draft DT Nick Fairley in a Shocker

In a somewhat surprising move the Lions draft Nick Fairley with the 13th overall pick.  I actually didn’t even have Fairley on my draft board because I had major questions about his character.  I don’t get to meet the players and interview people close to them, so my character evaluations are limited.  As far as pure talent goes, Fairley is a top five player, and I am assuming the Lions were ok with his character.

Fairley is a physical beast when he wants to be and paired with Suh, Corey Williams and Sammie Lee Hill the Lions have a lot of talent and potential at defensive tackle.  Fairley is a penetrator like Suh and will give the Lions a lot of options in their rotation.

As far as value goes, it’s a split decision.  Value for the talent level, but not positional value for the Lions as they were already stacked at the position.


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