5 Offensive Lineman the Detroit Lions Could Target Post-Combine

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5 Offensive Lineman the Detroit Lions Could Target Post-Combine
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The Lions are looking at all positions in NFL Combine this year, as they are every year.

But there's little denying that the offensive line is one of their greatest concerns this offseason. Stephen Peterman has been cut, Gosder Cherilus is a free agent, and Jeff Backus and Dominic Raiola are very likely in their swan song seasons.

That means that by 2014, the Lions could need as many as four new starters, and at least half of them are probably not on the team yet (assuming Bill Nagy and Riley Reiff can assume starting roles at some point).

Translation: Offensive line is a need, both now and in the future. The Lions are not a team that likes to draft for need, instead preferring to take the long view of personnel management, but the offensive line is a unit that needs attention in any view.

Of course, we already know that Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel, Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher and Alabama OG Chance Warmack are first-round talents. But those guys aren't the only ones in the draft, and it seems unlikely that the Lions will draft any of those players at fifth overall.

So with that in mind, who else impressed at the combine? Which of these workout warriors could actually translate their skills to Ford Field, without taking up the fifth overall pick? Here are five names for your consideration.


All combine results courtesy of NFL.com.

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