The Detroit Lions are still a year or two away from truly contending in the NFC North.
However, they are no longer the laughing stock of the NFL. With the additions of Kyle Vanden Bosch, Corey Williams, Nate Burleson, and Tony Scheffler through free agency, the Lions are much more talented than previous years.
First round draft picks Ndamukong Suh and Jahvid Best will have an instant impact for the Lions, and each has the potential to be stars in the NFL.
With the recent release of defensive back Daniel Bullocks, every draft pick that Matt Millen made between 2002 and 2006 is now off of the Lions roster.
This is Martin Mayhew's team now, and 2010 is a crucial year to see progress from the Detroit Lions.
Here is a season preview of the 2010 Detroit Lions.