The Detroit Lions signed quarterback Matthew Stafford before the 2009 NFL Draft and then selected him with the top overall pick on Saturday. But they remain massive long shots to win the Super Bowl.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com established the Lions’ odds to win the 2009 Super Bowl at 100/1, but that number has since dropped to 150/1.
Stafford isn’t expected to start in his first season, but that doesn’t mean he won’t see the field at some point if veteran Daunte Culpepper struggles. Either way, the Lions got Culpepper and Stafford a new target in rookie tight end Brandon Pettigrew, whom they drafted with the 20th overall pick.
Detroit also helped their defensive in the second round with the selection of Western Michigan safety Louis Delmas. They still have major needs along the defensive line and at middle linebacker, but some feel that Delmas could be the next Bob Sanders.
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Posted: 4/27/09 11:00PM ET