10 Draft Prospects Every Detroit Lions Fan Should Know About

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10 Draft Prospects Every Detroit Lions Fan Should Know About
Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
Bjoern Werner would be a great fit for the Detroit Lions.

Detroit Lions' fans have always enjoyed draft day. That's because their team is usually in a position to select an elite talent. Historically the Lions have been so bad that top-five picks are nothing new, and once again they're in a position to get an impact player with the fifth pick in the 2013 NFL draft.

While that might be true, the Lions aren't exactly bad anymore. Yes, 2012 was a letdown, but they are still a very dangerous team capable of making a big jump in the standings with only a few upgrades.

They were a playoff team one year ago for crying out loud.

With players like Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh the Lions can never be counted out. If they add the right combination of leadership and depth to complement that trio, the Lions can make the playoffs once again in 2013.

That will be the goal of this year's draft: to add young talent that can make an impact now and push the Lions over the top.

There are clearly a number of players that make sense for the Lions and here are 10 of them that every fan of the Lions should know about.

I've narrowed this list down to include two players from the four biggest positions of need: cornerback, safety, defensive end and offensive line. The last two spots I split between running back and wide receiver.

*Draft info provided by ESPN, Walterfootball.com and Drafttek.com.

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