Lions 3 Biggest NFL Draft Needs Following Free Agency
The Detroit Lions are a team that continues to make moves, but keeps failing to get over the hump. It feels as though they will get in their own way no matter what, for some reason, but it does look like they are making the moves this offseason to make them better on paper, which is all we can go off of right now.
Still, we are talking about a team that has been toward the bottom of the NFC North lately, so there are still plenty of weak areas on this team. These are the three biggest NFL Draft needs for the Lions following free agency.
Lions Offseason Needs
1. Defensive Tackle
Production on the interior defensive line was almost nonexistent for the Lions last season. They totaled just 4.5 sacks and 12 pressures, and now Damon Harrison is not expected to return to Detroit, with A'Shawn Robinson leaving for the Los Angeles Chargers and Mike Daniels also a free agent among the names from last season's rotation. Yes, they brought in Danny Shelton from New England, but that does not solve issues in what was Detroit's biggest weakness last season.
The Lions made the move of signing Desmond Trufant in free agency, but that was mostly so they could trade away Darius Slay, which means the need for a starting cornerback is actually greater than before free agency opened. With four picks in the top 110, look for Detroit to draft a starter within the first three rounds.
3. Offensive Line
Detroit let offensive guard Graham Glasgow walk in free agency, but they brought in guard Halapoulivaati Vaitai to fill one of the spots on the line. It is expected that he will move over to tackle, but the Lions need to fill the position that Vaitai does not fill, which is presumed to be at guard.
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