Nov 2, 2013; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans cornerback Darqueze Dennard (31) looks at Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Jehu Chesson (86) during the third quarter at Spartan Stadium. Spartans beat the Wolverines 29-6. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions fans want team to draft Michigan State CB Darqueze Dennard


From now until NFL Draft day, you’re going to see a lot of experts explain the different needs of different teams, but as far as the Detroit Lions go, the fans themselves have spoken and they would like to see their franchise–and their new head coach–look toward the defensive side of the ball.

And, they’d also like to see the team stick with the home-state boy and draft Michigan State cornerback, Darqueze Dennard.

MLive.com polled the fans recently, and the All-American Spartans corner drew 25% of the vote as who they would like to see don the Honolulu blue next season.

Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State 2626 25.27%
Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M 1986 19.11%
Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State 1775 17.08%
Marqise Lee, WR, USC 1519 14.62%
Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo 888 8.55%
CJ Mosley, LB, Alabama 534 5.14%
HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama 492 4.73%
Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina 264 2.54%
Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan 254 2.44%
Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri 54 0.52%

Dennard was this past season’s Jim Thorpe Award winner, recognizing the top defensive back in the nation and he’s also one of the more physical defenders in this May’s draft.

Looking back at the Lions’ pass defense last season, the people of Detroit seem to know what they’re doing.

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