The Detroit Lions wrapped up OTAs last week, and the team has a quick, contact-free minicamp this week.
All this early action has given a better indication of what sort of team we will see in 2014 under the new coaching staff, headed by Jim Caldwell.
It's also highlighted some areas where the Lions have some issues. While there is obvious talent—enough to legitimately make a run at a playoff win or two—there are definite sore points that cast doubt upon the team's ability to improve over last year's maddening late-season collapse.
Hopefully, some of these issues work themselves out over the course of the summer.
The potential is certainly there for Caldwell and his crew to mitigate some of the remaining weaknesses.
Others will need a surprise performance from an unexpected source, but fortunately there is some precedence there, too. Think LaAdrian Waddle at right tackle and Jeremy Ross at kick returner last season for examples.
Here are five issues the Lions still face after the first few weeks of offseason workouts.