Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 4/19/12
Sometimes even the biggest proponents of drafting for value, taking the best player available at all times, need to look at the holes on their team and react to serious areas of need. The Detroit Lions appear to be moving into the Super Bowl contention category, but to continue that progress, they're going to have to upgrade three positions in particular, especially for long-term success. Cornerback is a glaring weakness, offensive line is going to have some key voids in the near future and running back remains a concern because of injury rehabs. In the second of a three-part series, here's a breakdown of the Lions' offensive-line needs heading into next week's NFL Draft: WHY THE NEED? As center Dominic Raiola put it, "We are getting old." He was referring to himself and left tackle Jeff Backus. Raiola, who turns 34 on the last day of the regular season, is entering his 12th NFL season. Backus, who turns 35 in Week 3, also enters his 12th year. Neither is a Pro Bowl talent, b...
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