Head coach Jim Schwartz and the Detroit Lions came crashing back down to Earth in 2012, after a 2011 playoff appearance.
General Manager Martin Mayhew has some work to do heading into the offseason, be it figuring out what to do with perennial troublemaker Titus Young, or fixing a secondary that was porous once again.
Obviously, the cupboard is not completely bare. There is talent on this team, from quarterback Matt Stafford to defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. Mayhew's job will be to augment and improve what is already on hand. Schwartz' job will be to figure out a way to keep his team moving forward after a season that saw them take a sizable step back.
Matt Miller and I rounded up a bunch of football fans, gave them hats and B/R swag, then headed over to Highland Park here in New York City and tried to figure out where the Lions have the most pressing needs heading into the 2013 NFL draft.
Let us know in the comments below where you agree or disagree with our assessments and what other needs we might have missed.