3. DL Jarran Reed
The Lions are quickly building a very good young defensive line (Aidan Hutchinson, James Houston, Alim McNeill, Josh Paschal). But depth is never a bad thing, and veteran leader Michael Brockers is a virtual lock to be gone after playing one game since the Week 6 bye this year.
Reed offers some pass-rush juice on the interior, with 29 quarterback hits and 58 pressures (via Pro Football Reference) over the last three seasons. He has also not missed a game over that three-year span. He has a 6.5 sack (2020) and a 10.5 sack season (2018) on his resume.
Reed has his best game of this season Christmas Day against the Miami Dolphins, which led to an acknowledgement of his career from Packers’ team reporter Wes Hodkiewicz.
Reed has the girth (313 pounds) and versatility to play a variety spots across a defensive line, with pass rush prowess and run stopping force in equal measure. He will not be expensive on the open market, and the Lions can get an up-closer look at him Sunday night.