Round 1: Detroit Selects OT Gosder Cherilus

With Selection 17 in Round 1, Detroit selects OT Gosder Cherilus, Boston College. Learn more about this pick from team and draft experts!

Player Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College
Team Detroit Lions
Pick Round 1, Selection 17 (17 Overall)
Stats Ht: 6-6.5   Wt: 313   40: 5.14  
It certainly wasn't sexy, and with Illinois tailback Rashard Mendenhall on the board, the selection of 6-6, 314-pound Gosder Cherilus won't be a popular pick. The Lions do have offensive line issues that need to be addressed, perhaps putting the carriage before the horse (for once) with the selection of a solid, young right tackle to start opposite Jeff Backus. - Nate Caminata, Roar Report
Detroit had a big need for a young offensive lineman that is capable of playing different positions. Cherilus could start out at right tackle but he's more than capable of moving to any guard spot if needed.
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