After Matt Millen's departure the Detroit Lions infrastructure is in much better shape. Last year's draft had almost more starters (five) than the previous four years total (eight).
It is going to take a couple more good drafts to undo the damage which has already been done. Part of the team's roster struggles in the Millen era was the in offensive and defensive philosophy, with different coaches wanting different types of players-many of whom are not a good fit for this team.
The offense has cornerstones in place with QB Matthew Stafford, WR Calvin Johnson and TE Brandon Pettigrew, but the defense remains traditionally one of the worst in the league. Picks 2, 34, 66, 100, 133, 214 and 255 belong to the Lions from Detroit.