Detroit Lions: Reviewing Their 2012 NFL Draft

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Detroit Lions: Reviewing Their 2012 NFL Draft
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Riley Reiff

After 10 consecutive losing seasons and 11 consecutive years ending prior to the postseason, the Detroit Lions finally turned the corner and made it back to the playoffs last year with a 10-6 record.

Going forward, the Lions should be in good position to remain a contender in the NFC. The Lions have one of the NFL’s most talented young quarterbacks in Matt Stafford, the NFL’s most dynamic wide receiver in Calvin Johnson and a young stud defensive tackle in Ndamukong Suh. That said, while the Lions’ personnel is stronger than it had been in many years, they came into the 2012 NFL Draft with holes they needed to fill.

Did the Lions add enough players who will fill the gaps in their roster and put them in position to become serious Super Bowl contenders? Read through the following slides to find out.

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