What’s Next for the Detroit Lions?


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ALLEN PARK, January 8, 2021 ~ There are less than four months until the 2021 NFL Draft, and the Detroit Lions need to find a new head coach and a new general manager. The Lions own the 7th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, after finishing in last place in the NFC north and only winning five games. This marks the third consecutive year that the Lions get to pick in the top 10.

With only five picks after trading Quandre Diggs and acquiring Everson Griffen, the Lions aren’t likely to turn the team around in one season. Five picks are not enough to fix the defense that allowed 6,716 yards and 519 points to slip by, both season records for the franchise.

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