The Detroit Lions seem to be on the cusp of another breakout season in 2011.
With solid drafting and smart investments in the free agent market, the Lions are on the rise and would not surprise me if this team makes the playoffs next season.
On offense, the key is Matthew Stafford staying healthy, as he gives them the best chance to win. The Stafford to Calvin Johnson combination is sometimes unstoppable.
Major weaknesses on offense are along the offensive line. If the Lions could build a solid line, then maybe Stafford would not get injured every drop back.
Defensively, the Lions are improving. Though there is a need for more playmakers, the Lions are led by Rookie of the Year Ndamukong Suh. Suh is the best defensive tackle in the game and the key is building on this foundation.
On defense, there are weaknesses in the secondary and in the linebacker corps.
So, let's start off with a mock draft of the Detroit Lions...