2015 NFL Draft: Five Positives and Negatives For the Detroit Lions

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Nov 28, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal cornerback Alex Carter (25) warms up before the game against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Five Positives

1. Long-Standing Needs Were Finally Addressed

For those who felt that Martin Mayhew is constantly blind to the true needs of his football team—specifically the offensive line and defensive backfield—this draft had to be especially gratifying. Not only did the Lions select guard Laken Tomlinson and tackle Corey Robinson, they dealt for guard Manny Ramirez. At times last year, the offensive line was a major complaint, and secondary depth is never something to complain about.

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