April has arrived and with the spring season comes the latest look at the Detroit Lions plans for the upcoming NFL draft.
All the talk surrounding the Lions is about the recent marijuana charges involving both DT Nick Fairley and RB Mikel LeShoure.
However, these distractions do not take away from the fact that Detroit has more important issues at hand, namely filling out their roster to compete for the NFC North title this season.
Detroit has serious deficiencies in the secondary and along the offensive line. It will be interesting to see how the front office approaches these areas in the draft, especially after the relatively few new hires made in free agency.
Is there an exact science to predicting what pieces will be added to the Lions roster?
But there are players who fit the Lions' needs throughout the draft board.
So let's put on our proverbial GM suit and mock Detroit's upcoming draft.