|Player||Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College|
|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.|
|Instant scouting report! Get the scoop from NFL Scout Tom Marino, who has over 35 years of experience as a professional NFL scout for the Bears, Saints, Rams, Giants, and Cowboys! CLICK HERE!|
Video via FoxSports.com
Gosder Cherilus's Profile on Scout.com
Search Scout.com for articles on Gosder Cherilus
Discuss it on Scout's Detroit Lions Forums!
Round 1: Detroit Selects OT Gosder Cherilus
Scout NFL Network Top Stories
NFL divisional essentials: Kickers, QBs, RBsQuarterbacks usually make the headlines, and they did again this weekend, but kickers performed at an elite level of clutch in the NFL divisional playoff games.
Scout NFL Network6:57 AM
Titletown Tops Entitled Town: Cowboys Advice'Titletown' Tops 'Entitled Town' - Packers, Dallas, And The Cowboys Playoff Ouster Column You Don't Want To Read
Steelers Ready to Fight AgainThe Steelers are taking a laser-focused approach to New England for the AFC Championship Game after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs, 18-12, for their ninth consecutive win.
Steel City Insider1:45 AM
Pack Ends Cowboys' Almost-Dream SeasonRodgers And Packers End Cowboys’ Almost-Dream Season, 34-31 in NFL Playoffs
CowboysHQYesterday at 6:41 PM