Detroit Lions Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

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Detroit Lions Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer
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Possibly no team with a new head coach is more talented than the Detroit Lions, but it's still general manager Martin Mayhew's job to give newcomer Jim Caldwell even more to work with in the 2014 NFL draft. 

The Lions appear to have everything in place for a playoff run: a big-armed franchise quarterback, a once-in-a-generation receiver, a talented supporting cast and a dominant and disruptive defensive line. The calm and collected Caldwell, who won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts, is the next piece of the puzzle. 

But to start thinking Super Bowl in Detroit, the Lions need to fill in a few more gaps in the roster structure. Mayhew will attempt to use his eight picks, including the 10th overall selection and three swings in the fourth round, to push his club past the shortcomings of recent years and into the NFL's upper tier. 

In the following slides, we will provide a full 2014 draft primer for the Lions, with a complete order of draft picks, positional big board and round-by-round information and analysis.


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