Lions lead in rookie allocation money

Updated: April 29, 2009, 2:15 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

The Biblical adage that the last shall be first was certainly true in terms of the NFL's rookie allocation pool for the 2009 draft.

The Detroit Lions, first in the draft pecking order by virtue of their ignominious and record-setting 0-16 season in 2008, received the most rookie pool allocation dollars. That figure represents the maximum amount of salary cap space allotted to each team to sign its draft choices and undrafted free agents.

The Lions, who drafted Georgia ...

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