The Detroit Lions have holes to fill in the roster before next season. One of those is an underrated need and one is an overrated need.
If the Detroit Lions are to become serious contenders for the 2020 NFL season they’re going to need to fill plenty of needs this offseason via free agency and the draft.
Perhaps the three biggest needs are widely seen as cornerback, edge rusher, and a starting-caliber offensive guard. There are even plenty of people who see quarterback as a top-five need.
That brings me to my first point. The absolutely most overrated need for the Lions right now is quarterback. There is no reason to use a top-three pick on a quarterback when your own quarterback performed well prior to injury in 2019 and when the current regime is definitely on the hot seat.
As for my second point; there is a much quieter need facing the Lions at the moment, quite an underrated need in fact.
However, this under-the-radar need has the potential to become a catastrophic need should the Lions not be able to retain any of their top three players at the position from the 2019 season.
The interior of the defensive line is in jeopardy of losing the top two or three people who manned the inside of the defense from this previous year. Of the top three interior guys, two will be free agents and one is mulling a retirement decision.
If the Lions lose all three players, which is a real possibility, then suddenly they have a very big roster hole at defensive tackle.