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Head coach Jim Schwartz believes in building in the trenches, and many fans feel both offensive line and defensive ends could be a focal point of this draft. In addition, the linebacking and defensive back corps were decimated by injuries in 2010 and picked apart by opposing quarterbacks.

Moreover, the Lions will look to help Matthew Stafford by finding a slot-speed receiver to pair with Calvin Johnson and a running back to pair with Jahvid Best.

To fill those needs, Detroit Lions should make these picks starting Thursday.

The club appears to be set at the skill positions at this juncture. With such high selections recently, they have taken care of that need with selections that have already paid dividends for them.

Maddux went to the Detroit Lions’ headquarters in Allen Park Wednesday for a workout. He’s also been getting some interest from the Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers.

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