Also they passed on Clinton Portis, twice, this is the same team that hadn't had a real RB since Barry, yet they passed on a player that was in the same boat as Johnson. A proven winner, producer and leader. Again, they passed on him for players the were square pegs trying to fit them in a round hole. They needed to take best players available instead they picked players that Millen fell in love with for whatever reason.
The Mike Williams pick was the icnig on the cake for Millen. Derrick Johnson, the best LB in the draft, and a player that not only did Millen need, but was also the BPA at their slot still decided to pass, because he thought he knew something that other teams didn't.
This isn't hindsight, this is reality of their misses and how bad they missed. Look at the Rams, they pick Damoine Lewis and the pick directly after is Marcus Stroud. The Rams take Archulata and the pick right after him is Nate CLements. That means they passed on a position they were taking anyway, or a need/BPA. The ****** it up. Its not hindsight, because I still had them taking Backus, Roy, Lehman, Rogers, Bailey, etc. All I'm saying had they done their homework better and used their scouting tools and personal instead of Matt Millens gut feeling, maybe the Lions wouldn't be tied for the worst season in the history of the game and be the laughing stock of the league.