Lions' 3 biggest offseason moves, so far
Three biggest offseason moves for the Lions so far:
1 — Drafting DT Nick Fairley with the 13th overall pick. The defensive line was already strong, Fairley takes it another step. With Fairley, Ndamukong Suh, Corey Williams and Sammie Hill rotating in and out at defensive tackle, the opponent will get no mercy. No D lineman should play every snap anyway. With this rotation, the defensive line should be just as strong late in the fourth quarter as it is to start the game. Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler can’t be too happy about this addition which is, of course, just the point.
2 — The free agent signing of safety Erik Coleman prior to the NFL lockout. This signing seemed to go by without much fanfare, but Coleman could plug in as a starter opposite Louis Delmas. In fact, the two have spent time during the offseason in Miami with Delmas teaching Coleman the Lions’ system as much as he can.
3 — Tie between the drafting of WR Titus Young and RB Mikel Leshoure, both in the second round. These were not considered positions of big need, but the offense will have much more depth and flexibility with those two on the roster. Young, who is so skinny, has good hands and speed. Leshoure is a big back and will literally beef up the Lions’ running game which at times last season was a weak link.
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