When you have so many holes to fill on a defense, the draft is a natural source to start plugging them up.
Thats why, ideally, the Detroit Lions would take a playmaking defensive end, pass-rushing linebacker or a shutdown cornerback in the first round.
But when youre selecting No. 5 overall, you really need to take advantage of such an early pick and target a future All-Pro performer more than anything.
This is the dilemma that the Lions are going to face when theyre on the clock in a little over two months.
Draft analysts are raving about the quality of the offensive-line prospects coming out this year from tackles Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M) and Eric Fisher (Central Michigan) to guards Chance Warmack (Alabama) and Jonathan Cooper (North Carolina).
At the same time, questions are emerging about whether the top defensive ends could be overrated, about the long-term health status of Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones, who missed the 2010 season because of a neck injury and was di...