Detroit Lions: assessing the offseason’s primary areas of need

Now that it’s been a whole week since the dramatic ending to Super Bowl LI, every NFL franchise will look towards the draft and free agency to bolster their teams for another run at the Vince Lombardi Trophy in 2017-18.
The Detroit Lions fell short of glory in the 2016 season. After starting the season 1-3, the Lions went 8-1 over the next nine before finishing out the season with three straight losses. They then lost badly to the Seahawks in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
Matthew Stafford’s offense had a good year, even without Calvin Johnson. At times though they lived or died by the passing game. The running game was nowhere to be found this year with Theo Riddick leading the team with only 357 rushing yards.
The Lions should definitely find an upgrade at the running back position either from free agency or the draft. Le’Veon Bell is at the top of the free agent list when it comes to running backs, but I just don’t see him leaving the Steelers. Other free agent options could include Jacquizz
Source: Detroit Lions News

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