Between Suh’s departure, the end of the Bush era and a wobbly offensive front, the Detroit Lions has plenty to gear up for in the 2015 draft, where they own the 23rd overall pick.
While Ndamukong Suh and Reggie Bush have already exited stage left, the Detroit Lions are gearing up for their 23rd overall pick in the 2015 draft, when Jim Caldwell and co. will add more fresh faces to a cast that already looks much different than it did a month ago.
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The Lions wasted no time answering Suh’s departure. On the first day of NFL free agency, they filled the defensive hole by trading their fourth- and fifth-round picks for Ravens’ All-Pro defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, who will play nose tackle in Detroit.
Maintaining defensive prowess will definitely be an area of focus in the rest of free agency and the draft — after all, they owe their playoff appearance to their league-leading defense — but the biggest lingering struggles come on the other side of the ball.
Check out the Lions’ 2015 mock draft as free agency heats up.
Next: Round 1