Detroit Lions Draft Needs at Midseason

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May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the stage and podium before the start of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

It seems like only a few weeks ago we were already taking a far too early look ahead to the 2015 draft.  That’s mostly because it was only a few weeks ago, but also because this season has been so jam packed with excitement for Lions fans that it’s just flying by.

At 6-2, the Lions have a game and a half lead over the Green Bay Packers in the NFCN and are second only to the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC.  The Detroit Lions draft needs could never be further from fans’ minds, but I’m determined to revisit where the Lions needs are at the halfway point and see if they’ve changed or if their targets may have.

For those of you that missed it the last go around, I had the Lions needs in the following order:

1.  Defensive End
2. Defensive Tackle
3. Running Back
4. Cornerback
5. Offensive Guard

Have those needs changed?  Well, yes and no.  No in that the needs remain, but yes in that they are no longer in that order.  In fact, despite the team’s 6-2 record, it has become more and more clear where the Lions need to spend their time focusing when they look to the future after this season.

The team won’t be picking in the top ten again, barring an epic collapse, so the top prospects at those positions are likely off limits since they’ll almost certainly already be gone.  As such, we’re going to take a look at what the Lions might do to address their needs once 2015 comes to a close.