I know that a majority of you are smirking at this one but think about it. Yes, in the last two seasons they went 0-16, and 2-14, but a lot can change in a season.
I see them at about a 6-10, 7-9 record, and while that's not impressive, it's a hell of a lot better than they have been doing. Matt Stafford has a decent rookie season and is going to come back strong this season.
Calvin Johnson is no longer the only skilled player at wide receiver. He finally has a nice complement in Nate Burleson who is by no means a superstar, but he will at least free up some coverage on Calvin.
Ndamukong Suh and Kyle Vanden Bosch are going to be wreaking havoc on opposing teams' offensive lines and Kevin Smith now has a nice complement to him in Javid Best.
The Lions this season won't get a winning record, but they will be able to function effectively and I do not expect them to be in the top five again for draft picks this year.