Well, if there's one thing we can say for sure, it's that we can eliminate Detroit from the "Suck for Luck" sweepstakes.
In fact, for the first time in a very, very long time, we might be able to eliminate the Detroit Lions from drafting in the top 20 of the NFL Draft next year.
Perhaps more importantly, the Lions have played half their games this year, and more people are looking towards the postseason than the offseason. That's a step in the right direction.
But good as this team is right now, there are still very real, very immediate needs on this team. And we all know that the Lions like drafting for the long term, but they are in a position now where the current needs and the long-term needs are starting to overlap.
And yes, I'm talking about the offensive line. But it's just silly to think that the Lions have only one area of need, which is why the Lions' first pick of the 2012 NFL Draft might surprise you (and really, when has it not?).
In this case, my first Lions mock pick of the 2012 NFL Draft season is...