The Detroit Lions look to improve their roster this weekend after a strong offseason. Martin Mayhew did everything he needed after their playoff lost to the Saints: he stayed the course. The Lions managed to keep nearly every key contributor from their 10-6 2011-12 team.
But this Thursday is the decisive point in the Lions offseason: the NFL draft. At the draft, Mayhew and the Lions front office have the task of pushing the team forward.
After delivering the franchise from the depths of an 0-16 season, Mayhew has built a good team. But this Thursday is different. It's phase two of "restoring the roar." It's the first step toward making these good, young Lions and making them great. The Lions have plenty of holes on the roster, especially in the secondary.
In an interview with mlive.com, Martin Mayhew said, "We're probably between four and seven guys we really feel comfortable with, that are great fits for us, and that we're very excited about having."
Who could these seven guys be?