1. DE Robert Quinn
If it's some familiarity the Lions want, Quinn would provide it. General manager Brad Holmes was a scout for the Rams when they drafted him in the first round of the 2011 draft. Over seven seasons as a Ram, Quinn had 62.5 sacks.
Since his stint with the Rams, Quinn has bounced around. He was traded to the Miami Dolphins in 2018, then shipped to the Dallas Cowboys in 2019. After putting up 18 sacks over those two seasons, Quinn signed with the Chicago Bears in 2020.
Midway through the 2022 season, with the Bears in rebuild mode, Quinn was traded again-to the Philadelphia Eagles, where he played in six games down the stretch and didn't register a sack. He is on the wrong side of 30 (33), but he had 18.5 sacks for the Bears in 2021 and probably hasn't lost all of that ability this quickly.
Production-wise, Quinn might be the best gamble the Lions could take on a veteran free agent edge rusher. He's a three-time Pro Bowler with big-game experience and a borderline (but probably not ever getting in) Hall of Fame resume. Maybe Holmes has already made a call, or will.