- Michael C. Wright, ESPN Staff Writer
Despite fielding one of the league’s most disruptive defensive lines in 2013, the Lions still stumbled to near the bottom of the NFL in pass defense (246.9 yards per game). Perhaps the Lions fix that early in the 2014 draft. ESPN.com’s Todd McShay ponders Detroit’s prospects for doing so today in revealing his fifth 2014 NFL mock draft on ESPN Insider.
The Detroit Lions acquired free-agent safety James Ihedigbo and re-signed cornerback Rashean Mathis, but leakage in the secondary will continue until the club utilizes May’s NFL draft to plug holes.