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The Detroit Lions lost arguably their best cornerback, Eric Wright, to Tampa Bay via free agency. They drafted three corners (Dwight Bentley in the third, Chris Greenwood in the fifth and Jonte Green in the sixth rounds) and picked up former Colt Jacob Lacey in free agency.
As a Colts fan who has seen Lacey play in more games than I'd like to remember, I think it's safe to say he is a huge downgrade from Wright. That's saying something, as Wright had a pretty rough year.
Chris Houston returns as a starting cornerback. Third-round draft pick Dwight Bentley could battle Aaron Berry to start opposite Houston. The other rookie corners shouldn't be asked to contribute much this year. If they are, the Lions are in even more trouble in the defensive backfield.
Because the Lions play primarily zone coverage in the secondary, their cornerbacks do not need to be world-beaters, but the team would certainly benefit from some added experience.
Free agent cornerbacks still available: Benny Sapp, Justin Tryon, Donald Strickland, Dante Hughes, Lito Sheppard and Andre Goodman.