NFL Draft 2011 Grades: Lions' Grades Drop On Day 2

The Detroit Lions' first-round selection of Nick Fairley was almost universally praised by NFL Draft analysts. The Lions received A grades left and right, and CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco even gave them an A+. He wasn't nearly as kind to their day two selections, however.

Prisco's 2011 NFL Draft grades for day two gave the Lions a B- and C- for their two picks. Taking Titus Young with the 44th overall pick was the B-, and drafting Mikel Leshoure 57th overall selection got them a C-.

The reason Prisco wasn't all that high on the Young pick is because of some off-field concerns about the former Boise State WR. Prisco does say he's a lot like DeSean Jackson with the concerns, but the Lions are hoping he will be like Jackson on the field and make plays for them. Either way, Prisco graded this pick as a B-.

The C- for the Leshoure selection was mainly because Prisco didn't think the Lions needed to spend this high of a pick on a running back just a year after taking Jahvid Best. They definitely had a need at RB, but evidently Prisco thinks it could have been addressed later on in the draft.

SB Nation has full coverage of the 2011 NFL Draft at its NFL Draft hub and NFL Draft blog, Mocking The Draft. For more on the Detroit Lions, make sure to check out Pride Of Detroit and SB Nation Detroit's NFL Draft StoryStream.

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