6 2014 Draft Picks That Could Be Opening Game Starters for the Detroit Lions

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6 2014 Draft Picks That Could Be Opening Game Starters for the Detroit Lions
Paul Sancya

The 2014 NFL draft is less than a month away, and the Detroit Lions are breaking down potential additions to the den.

This is a bit of an odd draft for the Lions in that just about every starting spot is already filled. The team filled four starting roles with 2013 picks, including cornerback Darius Slay (pictured).

The only realistic opening day starting positions are at outside linebacker, third wide receiver and, perhaps, kicker or defensive tackle. Even a first-round pick is not guaranteed to start right away. 

Here are a few prospects that could immediately take over a starting role for the Lions in 2014. Of course, a couple of them might require a trade up in the draft...

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