With their second-to-last pick, the Detroit Lions may have nabbed the steal of the seventh round in…
Long Shot? Lions' Matua Doesn't Believe So
ALLEN PARK - A lot of eyes rolled when the Lions selected running back Brian Calhoun in the third round instead of an offensive lineman. Most observers felt Detroit needed to find a top flight guard to fill the hole next to left tackle Jeff Backus. Well, Lions seventh round pick Fred Matua said they did exactly that when Detroit selected him because he feels he and USC teammate "Deuce" Lutui were the top players in the country at their position. But while Lutui was the second guard picked (behind Oklahoma's Davin Joseph who went in the first round to Tampa Bay 23rd overall, Lutui was 41st overall), Matua watched as thirteen guards were selected before the Lions called his number, 217th overall. "It humbles you, just to see what people...
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