Nov 9, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Miami Dolphins tight end Gator Hoskins (89) and Detroit Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis (31) during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
4. Which Positions Will Be Targeted For Quick Upgrades?
Last offseason, the Lions had a plan in free agency and executed it to perfection, nabbing wide receiver Golden Tate quickly to assist the offense. This year, the holes aren’t as clear or as gaping. Depending on what happens with Suh, defensive tackle could be such a spot, and the team still might like to add a new cornerback, as well. Reinforcements along the offensive line would help, as would one more receiver.
Overall, Detroit’s in an odd spot historically. Most positions on the roster have decent depth and aren’t in need of overhaul. That makes free agency interesting this season, as Detroit can try to negotiate something with Suh, let the chips fall where they may and then proceed.
Unlike last season, there isn’t an obvious spot of need going in, making what the Lions choose to do this time of definite interest throughout.
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