After trading back into the first round, the Detroit Lions selected Cal running back Jahvid Best with the 30th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft.
After beefing up their defense by taking Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh with the second pick in the draft, the Lions have now bolstered their offense with Best, a player they were long believed to covet.
Best’s best season was his sophomore year in 2008, when he ran for 1,580 yards. As a freshman in 2007 he was a backup, and as a junior in 2009 he was injured and played in only nine games, gaining 867 yards. He left school with a year of eligibility.
The division rival Minnesota Vikings traded their first-round pick to
the Lions to facilitate the selection of Best; we’ll see if Best can
become the kind of player who makes the Vikings regret that decision.