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The Lions have turned things around dramatically since their 0-16 season in 2008. Detroit has already clinched a playoff spot and will be looking for their 10th win of the season at Green Bay next Sunday.
That being said, Lions fans will not be used to where the team is drafting come April. Used to drafting in the Top 10—and commonly in the Top 5—next year will see GM Martin Mayhew picking somewhere between the 22nd and 25th spot.
The Lions, while improved, still have significant areas of need. The linebacking corps, the offensive line and the defensive backfield need talent upgrades. If—and this is a big if—one of the top three OTs fall to the Lions, expect them to snap them up without hesitation. More than likely, though, that won't happen. Instead, the Lions will look to improve their defense.
Looking to bolster their linebackers, I could see the Lions going after Donte Hightower of Alabama.
Alternative pick: Mohammed Sanu of Rutgers. Getting a top WR to line up opposite Calvin Johnson would only help Matthew Stafford. What's more, the WR who lines up opposite Megatron benefits from the fact that he will still draw double teams.