Two moves the Detroit Lions should still make this offseason

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Marvin Jones, Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions
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The Detroit Lions had a fairly impressive 2020 NFL Draft, but there are still some moves that need to be made. Here are two the team should consider.

The 2020 NFL Draft was completed a week ago and everyone has had time to digest and think over their draft class. Any knee-jerk reactions have had time to settle and more reasoned thoughts and opinions have started to take over. For the Detroit Lions, that meant a very good draft class (B+) that consisted of a cornerback, a receiver, two running backs, two offensive linemen, and three defensive linemen.

Detroit had some pressing needs going into the draft, most notably at cornerback, edge rusher, and interior offensive linemen. The Lions addressed those positions by selecting cornerback Jeff Okudah in the first round, edge rusher Julian Okwara in the third round, and guards Jonah Jackson and Logan Stenberg in the third and fourth round, respectively.

Only Okudah is a guaranteed instant starter as a rookie, with the other three sure to experience your typical rookie road-blocks. Taking that into consideration, it would benefit the team if they could ease Okwara, Jackson, and Stenberg into starting roles. Unfortunately, Detroit doesn’t have that luxury at the moment, as Okwara will be leaned upon and required to play a lot of snaps and at least one of the rookie linemen will most likely need to start at the right guard position.

Things aren’t set in stone though, as the Lions have the cap space (roughly $30 million) to potentially make some moves late in this offseason. They could use an experienced starter added to the edge of the defensive line and two options, in particular, are interesting possibilities.

There are also players already on the roster that some of that money should go to. Especially one player in particular. Now, here are two things the Lions should do to give themselves the best shot at competing for a playoff spot come 2020.