3 position groups Detroit Lions could double dip on in the 2024 NFL Draft

As the Lions continue to accumulate talent via the draft, here are three positions they could double dip on this year.
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2. Offensive Line

In a broad sense, as it is for every team, offensive line depth is a concern for the Lions. Losing the starter at any spot would hurt, if only in a domino effect sense as someone may have to move from his starting spot to fill the void. The best example of that is Graham Glasgow surely moving from left guard to center if Frank Ragnow was out.

From a contract perspective, left tackle Taylor Decker is entering the final year of his contract. Right guard Kevin Zeitler was signed to a one-year deal in free agency, and Glasgow re-signed to a two-year deal. Injuries over the last few seasons will surely shorten Ragnow's career. Decker, Zeitler and Glasgow are in their 30's, and counting Ragnow all four are entering at least their seventh NFL season. Offensive line is undeniably a long-term need.

In his pre-draft press conference, via 97.1 The Ticket, Holmes reiterated an organizational belief that offensive line is "where the game is won" and that unit is the "core of our team," It will be, as Holmes added, hard for an incoming rookie to "crack one of those big boys up front."

Offensive lineman with positional versatility, like Zach Frazier, Jordan Morgan, Jackson Powers-Johnson, Graham Barton or Dylan McMahon, could particularly be on the Lions' draft radar. If the far-fetched "buzz" they could trade Decker winds up actually yielding a move, then finding his immediate successor protecting Jared Goff's blind side becomes a top draft priority.

Coming out of the 2024 draft with two offensive lineman, one for the interior and maybe one who could kick out to tackle down the road, is not out of the question for the Lions.