2010 NFL Draft Grades: Lions Fans Say 'B'

SB Nation's Lions community, Pride of Detroit, has their report card and it's not bad. POD used a formula to grade each pick and averaged it out.

The result was a B for the 2010 draft class.

Overall, I gave the Lions a B simply for the picks they made.  Again, if you take into account all of the picks the Lions used to acquire proven players, the overall grade would easily be bumped up to an A for me.  For the picks alone, though, I like that Suh and Best will be able to contribute from day one, that Spievey and Fox have the potential to develop into solid players over time, and that the seventh-round picks weren't completely out there or anything.

When draft picks used to acquire veteran players were taken into account, POD grades it an A.

Here are all the Lions draft picks:

DT Ndamukong Suh

RB Jahvid Best

CB Amari Spievey

OT Jason Fox

DE Willie Young

WR Tim Toone

POD readers are currently split on the draft class with about half grading it an A and the other half a B.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.