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From 2008-2015, Martin Mayhew, who is now the VP of Player Personnel for the San Francisco 49ers was the general manager for the Detroit Lions.

Though Mayhew spent a good deal of time with the Lions, he is known best for one move. (Or lack thereof).

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When the Lions were on the clock in the 2014 NFL Draft, he had the chance to select DT Aaron Donald but instead, he selected TE Eric Ebron.

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We all know exactly how that decision has played out as Ebron fizzled out with the Lions while Donald is a perennial All-Pro.

In an interview with Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free press, Mayhew admitted that he made a mistake by not selecting Donald.

Via Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press:

“Everybody sort of whittles down, me being seven years I was there, into one draft pick,” Mayhew said. “Like, ‘Oh my God, he didn’t take Aaron Donald so he was awful.’ And that’s fair. Everybody has their own narrative and I can’t tell people how to judge the time that I was there.”

“I wish I would have taken Aaron Donald,” he said. “That’s no knock on Ebron. I wish I would have taken him. It’s not a decision that’s made in a vacuum. We talked about a lot of different scenarios, different situations. Man, I wish I had taken him.”

Nation, was selecting Eric Ebron over Aaron Donald the worst decision a Detroit Lions GM has ever made? If not where does it rank?

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