Due to the Detroit Lions' disappointing season, NFL draft talk has already started in Motown. With more holes than a Swiss cheese factory, they can't expect to fill all their needs through the draft. Free agency will be key in 2013 as well.
General manager Martin Mayhew hasn't exactly been known as a wheeler and dealer in free agency during his tenure. He's opted to sign under-the-radar players on the cheap.
The Lions have tried to cultivate their talent, not buy it. After a miserable season, perhaps a change in strategy is needed.
I'm not suggesting the Lions run out and sign a big-name star just to make a splash, but they need to target players with a proven track record. Better yet, how about signing some veterans who have actually won something?
Those types of players have valuable lessons to share with the Lions' young stars.
Here are five free agents whom the Lions should absolutely target in 2013.