Lions take Stafford with first pick of NFL Draft

Saturday, April 25, 2009 4:09 PM
Last updated 4:21 PM
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NEW YORK -- It's official.

The Detroit Lions selected Matthew Stafford with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft on Saturday.

The Lions, who are coming off the first 0-16 season in NFL histroy, agreed to a $78 million, six-year contract with Georgia quarterback late Friday.

Nine of the last 12 top overall picks have been quarterbacks.

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