3 worst moves the Detroit Lions have made this offseason
With the brunt, if not all, of the offseason moves done, here are three worst moves the Detroit Lions made this offseason.
The Detroit Lions followed the high note of winning eight of their last 10 games last season with an interesting offseason. In many ways, it was how a team who senses an opportunity to win their division, or more, would act.
In free agency, the defensive secondary got a welcome and needed remodeling. In April, before then during the draft, the top two draft picks from the previous regime’s last draft (Jeff Okudah and D’Andre Swift) were traded.
In the draft, the Lions went against the “positional value” grain by taking a running back (Jahmyr Gibbs) and a linebacker (Jack Campbell) in the first round. Some of the early reactionary criticism of those picks has softened, but the Lions got their guys in this year’s draft.
OTAs are getting going around the NFL this week, with the Lions launching theirs on Tuesday. So as a practical matter the offseason, in terms of notable player moves, is over. Some interesting names are available in free agency or could be available via trade, but it’s at best unclear if the Lions are looking to do anything more.
So after outlining the best offseason moves the Lions made, let’s got the opposite direction and tab their three worst offseason moves.