Tulloch Weighs in on Lions draft

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Detroit Lions veteran linebacker Stephen Tulloch knows who he wants with the 10th pick ...

Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch is not a scout but may aspire to be one in the future. He won't be in the Lions war room when they weigh their options during the NFL entry draft on May 8th but that doesn't mean he is without opinion.

So, does Tulloch want to improve the secondary, the defensive line or even perhaps his own position – linebacker?

He wouldn't be against it but that's not his ideal pick.

"My pick, shot, there's some good players up top," said the nine-year veteran. "Obviously (defensive end Jadeveon) Clowney is a great player. My All Star pick, though, is that guy out of Clemson. He's a once-in-a-ten year player. He's a heck of a talent. Sammy Watkins is a great player."

That's right, Tulloch just threw more fuel on the Watkins-to-Detroit fire.

The Lions would likely have to move up several spots from their current slotting at 10 to grab the talented wideout but the front office has said it'd be open to trading up and seem interested in acquiring one of the draft's elite players rather than standing pat and missing out on top-end talent.

Of course, Watkins would likely have to fall beyond the draft's top few selections and the Lions would have to find a suitor willing to accept the price they are prepared to pay, so Watkins still might be an outside shot to land in Detroit.

If not Watkins, Tulloch is still high on other players.

"There's some good talent up top," he said. "I'm excited about those corners, the guy out of Oklahoma State and Michigan State. Some good offensive tackles, the kid out of Penn State is pretty good. I'm going to be a scout when I'm done playing."

As anticipation builds with the upcoming draft, the Lions may be the biggest wild card within the top 10. There will likely be no moves done until draft day, meaning the world will have to wait two more weeks before seeing what Detroit does.

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