One God given ability I have is to be able to look at a team and see what needs they have. The Detroit Lions have needs. But, perhaps in a different order than fans think.
Lions fans know the surface needs of the team. Running back, offensive guard, center, linebacker depth. Tight end. Those are the main needs fans routinely mention.
For me, it starts at center. New head coach Matt Patricia has stated he prefers to build from the ball out. To me that speaks volumes as to draft direction.
I am certainly not saying the Detroit Lions will draft a center with their first round draft pick. But it would not shock me if they pick one in round two. As it is a glaring need.
Graham Glasgow, should in my opinion stay at right guard. Even though he went through the dreaded “sophomore slump.” He is still a very capable, very solid guard.
Wesley Johnson, was recently signed as a free agent from the New York Jets. He is not seen as a long term solution. Making this a critical draft need.
The Detroit running game has been abysmal to say the least. For the rest of the offensive line to produce it starts at center.