Posted by Mike Florio on April 21, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT
The Lions, who had three top-two picks in the final four years of the big-windfall rookie contract system, eventually have to find a way to sign all three of them to long-term deals.
The Rams wish they had that problem.
With three top-two picks of their own from 2008 through 2010, the Rams have yet to have a true superstar emerge. QuarterbackSam Bradford (the first pick and offensive rookie of the year in 2010) regressed in 2011, and defensive lineman Chris Long (No. 2 in 2008) has shown signs of life after a sluggish start to his career. The worst by far of the trio has been tackle Jason Smith, the second overall selection in 2009.