Another National Football League Draft is in the books.  And what a scene it was in downtown Detroit this past weekend.

If you saw the pictures or videos from the Draft, it looked like wall-to-wall people.  I don't know if it was 275,000 for the first round on Thursday night.  But it was a lot.

I think we can all agree that having the NFL Draft in Detroit was a rousing success.

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And that mirrors the Draft for the Detroit Lions.  I thought they were very successful this past weekend.  Let's start with the defense.

Everybody in Lions fandom knew that cornerback was their biggest need, especially since the cutting of Cam Sutton (due to felony allegations).  Lions general manager Brad Holmes addressed that with his first two picks.  Alabama CB Terrion Arnold (Round 1) and Missouri CB Ennis Rakestraw, Jr.

Then on Day 3 (Round 4-7), the Lions addressed depth on the offensive and defensive lines.  On offense, they took O-Linemen Giovanni Manu from Canada in the 4th round.  And then took offensive guard Christian Mahogany from Boston College in the 6th round.  On defense, they added D-Tackle Mekhi Wingo from LSU in the sixth round.

The team also picked Utah's Sione Vaki in the 4th round.  He played safety and running back in college.  But the team is going to give him a try at running back behind David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs.

I like all the picks.  They still need another pass rusher.  But a healthy James Houston and the signings of Marcus Davenport and Canadian Football League star Mathieu Betts could help there.

They could also use another wide receiver, IMO.  If they don't get anybody, they'll need Jameson Williams to be more consistent.  Or have second-year man Antoine Green step forward and be a factor.

But the Lions are faaaar from a rebuilding project for the first time in several generations.  It's amazing what happens when you have the right people in charge, for a change!!!

Just get Jared Goff signed, will ya??!!

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