There’s depth to be found on the Lions offensive line, but the team is lacking elite talent in offensive trenches. The current unit needs to play unified, and a top-end talent at the guard position would benefit the line as a whole. A young top-tier talent to help solidify the team up front would be an answer to the problem.
The offense has another major area of concern at quarterback. Jon Kitna had a decent ’06 season, but at thirty-four, he isn’t the long-term answer by any means. The team may consider current backup Josh McCown a potential answer for the position in coming seasons, but that may be simply wishful thinking, especially considering that there are talks that the Lions are trying to deal McCown. The team may look to the future at quarterback sooner rather than later in the draft.
On the defensive side of things, there is depth, but starter Fernando Bryant is thirty and ‘Dre Bly was dealt away to the Broncos. The passing defense played terribly at times this in ’06, so expect the front office to look for ways to upgrade the secondary in an effort to fix the pass defense’s failures this season. An early draft choice may be the strategy to bolster this spot.
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