Another Matt Millen draft pick is on his way out of Detroit.
The Lions have released safety Daniel Bullocks, who was selected by Millen, then the team’s president, in the second round of the 2006 draft.
As the Detroit News points out, Bullocks was the only Millen pick in any draft from 2002 to 2006 who remained on the roster. That’s a five-year stretch of futility made all the more striking when you consider that the Lions were picking in the Top 10 every year.
The Detroit News story has a misleading headline, however, as Bullocks was not the last Millen pick on the roster. Millen ran the Lions’ war room in every draft from 2001 through 2008, and some of his other picks are still with the Lions.
Bullocks started 15 games in 2008 but missed all of 2009.