The NFL Draft is nearly a week away, and the Lions seem destined to go defense in the first round.
Jeffrey Okudah? Isaiah Simmons? Derrick Brown?
Assuming Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia stick with Okudah, the more intriguing question is what they'll do next. They have one of the first picks on Day 2 at No. 35 overall. Running back, guard and defensive line are all on the table.
Kiper has the Lions doubling down on defense and beefing up the interior of their line with TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock.
"Matt Patricia really needs to fix the Lions' defense, and Blacklock could slide in as a starter next to free-agent addition Danny Shelton. Blacklock played a lot of nose tackle at TCU, but he could rush the passer more in Detroit's 4-3 defense," write Kiper.
Blacklock, considered the third best DT on the board after Brown and South Carolina's Javon Kinlaw, had 40 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in 12 games last season. He'd join a revamped defensive line in Detroit that features fellow newcomers Shelton and Nick Williams.