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Draft Analysis: Need #3 - Defensive Line

Terrell Suggs

Another season's passing brings defensive end Robert Porcher close to the end of a career while Luther Elliss' impending exit leaves Detroit in need of a makeover. In the third of a five-part series, Lions' insider Mike Fowler reviews one of the more critical needs for the ball club as Detroit prepares for the draft and looks to re-establish the silver rush.

(ALLEN PARK) - They called it the Silver Rush. It has taken on many forms over the past 15 years, but no one did it better than Al (Bubba) Baker, Doug English, William Gay and Dave Pureifory. During those year Bubba Baker was often in the opposing team's backfield as much as their quarterback when he posted a still remarkable 23 sacks his rookie season of 1978. The only player Detroit has had...

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