The Detroit Lions 2012-13 season is one more Sunday away from closing. With only four wins and 11 losses, Detroit has put together another season to forget with not much to look forward to.
Except of course, the NFL draft.
The Lions' front office will have tough decisions to make with 29 free agents and a small cap space, making next year's draft that much bigger. Detroit could lose a big number of players on defense this offseason as well as a hole at right tackle. Considering injuries and age as well, the Lions have other holes in the secondary, defensive line and wide receiver.
General manager Martin Mayhew has had his success with trades and free agency, but hasn't had the best draft history. The roster didn't improve much after the 2011 draft, and the Lions have failed to land or breed late-round gems.
The Lions are currently positioned to draft at No. 5. However, a win next week could move them out the top five, and another loss could move them up the order.
If this team wants to take a step back in the right direction, this upcoming draft is the perfect place to start. Here's a seven-round mock draft for Detroit in 2013.