Only 24 days until the NFL Draft and there is still absolute uncertainty about the direction the Detroit Lions might go with the fifth pick overall.
What's available for the Lions depends in part on whether one of the teams ahead of them, possibly Oakland at No. 3, takes a shot on West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.
That would be a nice development for the Lions because another player, perhaps the one they really want, would fall into their laps.
From Detroit's perspective, the best direction to go depends largely on the answers to these two questions:
Is Riley Reiff, last year's first-round draft pick, the long-term answer at left tackle to replace retired Jeff Backus on the offensive line?
If so, the Lions can pass on the offensive tackles and focus solely on defense with their top pick.
However, that's probably being way too optimistic about Reiff's future. He'll find a spot on the line somewhere, but he might not be the right guy to protect quarte...