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2012 NFL Mock Draft: SB Nation Has Detroit Lions Taking Cordy Glenn At No. 23

The Detroit Lions have ensured that all of their coaching staff from 2011 has remained intact heading into next season. Now that coaching staff will need to do everything it can to make the team better in every way it possibly can. It's very clear that this team has solid players on both sides of the ball, and it's clear that this offense isn't so much lower on the totem pole than those of the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints.

Matthew Stafford finally had a season in which he wasn't seriously injured and seemingly made of glass, and look what he was able to accomplish. They were out-gunned by the aforementioned Saints and Packers, and if they don't go with defense in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, it's very likely they try and find a way to make that offense even better.

SB Nation's latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft has the Lions drafting an offensive lineman at No. 23:

23. Detroit Lions, Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia

Prior to the Senior Bowl, few would have pegged him as a left tackle, but he flashed the kind of agility scouts like to see from an NFL blind side prospect. He would need work in that area. Glenn's specialty is on the inside at guard. His versatility will be useful for the Lions.

Staffrd sure could use another blocker to help keep himself upright, not to mention help block for a rushing attack that has been hobbled of late. Glenn is one of those prospects who is on the rise, so he's a gamble in the first round, but then again, that's what a pick in the 20s and 30s of the draft is for, right?

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