2013 Lions NFL draft guide

Examining Detroit's draft history and potential picks this year

Originally Published: April 16, 2013
By ESPN Insider staff | ESPN Insider
Riley ReiffThearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesRiley Reiff will help replace Jeff Backus, but more help is needed along Detroit's offensive line.

Insider's NFL and draft experts have teamed up to give a full breakdown of all that should be considered for each team as it enters the 2013 NFL draft. Here we look at the Detroit Lions.

Personnel needs

OT, DE, WR, LB

Major need: Offensive tackle gets the nod here slightly over defensive end since the Lions lost both of their starting tackles this offseason. But they did plan for this by using last year's first-round pick on Riley Reiff (though there is little in cupboard other than Reiff).

Quiet need: Stephen Tulloch is a very solid all-around middle linebacker and DeAndre Levy also should be adequate flanking him. But outside of these two, the Lions have little on the second level of their defense. It was the secondary that got a lot of much-deserved ridicule last year, but it's help at linebacker that is really needed.