2024 NFL Draft’s deepest positions are needs for the Lions

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The Detroit Lions have one of the more complete rosters but that doesn’t mean they don’t have needs. Joey Chestnut has to eat dinner after winning a hot dog eating competition, the same way the Lions need to continue to add quality players to their roster.

The positions that Brad Holmes and his staff are expected to be addressing are the interior offensive line, primarily center, as they expect to be without Frank Ragnow as he teeters on his future. The other is cornerback as the Lions pass defense this year was painful to watch at times.

Good news is coming from Senior Bowl Director Jim Nagy as he claims the most talented position pools in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The name Quinyon Mitchell should sound familiar to Lions fans if they have been following national media mock drafts. He has been a popular name to be mocked to the Lions at the end of round one. Some analysts however don’t see him lasting that long as they have Mitchell as the top corner in the draft class. The cornerback group will have some names taken by the Lions in April’s draft, the question is only how soon.

As for the interior offensive line and center positions, there was a new name attached to the Lions this week.

Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Medi mocked the West Virginia center to the Lions in his second mock draft of the cycle. Jeremiah stated “…this feels like Dan Campbell’s type of player. Frazier, a state-champion wrestler in high school, could step right in at guard and eventually move to center.”

Tons of talent being linked to the Lions, nothing out of the ordinary, but this time around it’s at the back end of the first round. Brad Holmes has this roster close, with the right picks in April they could be picking last in 2025.

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