Sep 14, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley (98) and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) before the game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
It seems like every other week there is one story or another about Ndamukong Suh potentially leaving the Lions. Whether or not it happens, defensive tackle remains one of the Detroit Lions draft needs for 2015. Suh leaving would immediately weaken the Lions defense, and the Lions could look a number of different routes to replace some of his production.
Re-signing Nick Fairley is the most immediate option, but Fairley has been wildly inconsistent as a Lion and still needs someone to wreak havoc aside him to be effective.
Free Agency isn’t as bad as it looks at first glance, but the market is going to be brutal. With Suh, McCoy, and Fairley headlining the market, prices are going to shoot to outrageous levels. Some good options are still out there, with Terrence Knighton potentially on the market.
An under the radar move could be Tennessee Titan Karl Klug, who has flashed penetrating pass rushing ability in his time there. The draft is a lot stronger on interior rushers than outside guys. Could Nick Fairley be joined by fellow Auburn Tiger Gabe Wright in the 2nd round?