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Friday, April 29, 2011
Leshoure another luxury pick for Lions

By Kevin Seifert

Can Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure double as a cornerback? Or possibly an outside linebacker?

That was my first (semi-serious) question when the Detroit Lions traded back into the second round to select Leshoure. I have no doubt that Leshoure, a 227-pound bruiser, will prove to be a strong complement to speedster Jahvid Best. But unless the Lions have a long-term concern about Best's recovery from turf toe, Leshoure is now part of a luxurious draft that has left the Lions further stocked at three previous strengths and still glaringly weak at cornerback and linebacker.

I'll address this issue in more detail later Friday. But barring another trade, the Lions will have finished the first two days of the draft without addressing either of those positions. The Lions have two picks left in the draft, the Seahawks' original picks in the fifth and seventh rounds. More later.