With the NFL Scouting Combine at it’s end this year, what has the Lions’ front office learned? In short, they’re going to have a tough decision to make with the 5th overall pick. This year’s Draft doesn’t feature the stand out skill position players but what it does feature is a deep selection of positions the Lions find themselves in need of, positions like defensive end, safety, and offensive line.
Lions’ GM Martin Mayhew and newly hired vice president of player personnel Brian Xander will have a tough choice with many possible targets available to them and there’s no telling what the teams above Detroit are going to do. For example experts and former scouts can’t even decide if Kansas City is going to take QB Geno Smith or OT Luke Joeckel which is relevant to the Lions because if Joeckel is there for Detroit he is a can’t pass on type player.
So here is the list of potential targets for the Detroit Lions after the Combine.
(Grades are via NFL.com)
Top 4 on Detroit’s board