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Ernie Sims: The Perfect Fit in Detroit

Ernie Sims

It was a foregone conclusion in many minds that the Lions, with an emphasis on defense, would draft either a linebacker or safety with their No. 9 overall pick. Many just didn't expect Ernie Sims. Still, Sims was the best linebacker available, and contrary to public perception, he was not a reach at that slot. Much more inside, including Sims impact in Detroit!

Full Name: Ernie Sims School: Florida State Pos: OLB Ht: 5-11 Wt: 231 40: 4.56 Year: 3Jr Compared to: Derrick Brooks, OLB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors both seasons. Junior totals included 72/10/2.5 when he intercepted two passes and broke up four more. Sophomore numbers included a career-high 86 tackles. Pos: Explosive linebacker who displays a...

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