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2015 NFL mock draft: Draft season has arrived for the Lions

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It's that time of the year again. Here's a look at a two-round 2015 NFL mock draft for the Detroit Lions.

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Draft season has officially arrived for the Detroit Lions. Their actual season came to an end with a playoff loss last week, meaning their attention now shifts to things like free agency and the 2015 NFL Draft.

This year especially, the Lions' draft needs are really going to be dependent on what happens in free agency. If the Lions are able to re-sign Ndamukong Suh, for example, defensive tackle will drop down the list of needs. If Suh lands elsewhere, though, that could very well be the top need for the Lions heading into the draft.

In any case, the Lions are predicted to address a different position in the first round of SB Nation's latest 2015 NFL mock draft. Specifically, that mock has the Lions going with Washington cornerback Marcus Peters. Considering Peters was kicked off the team by Washington, I can't see the Lions taking someone with a character red flag like that. They have really shied away from players with character concerns in recent years, and it's tough to see them giving serious consideration to a player like Peters in the first round.

In the second round of this mock draft, the Lions are predicted to select Oregon offensive tackle Jake Fisher, who is actually from Traverse City. I certainly wouldn't have a problem with the Lions addressing their offensive line given how many issues they had in 2014, but I wonder if a guard might make more sense this early in the draft. I mean, the Lions have Riley Reiff at left tackle, and LaAdrian Waddle and Cornelius Lucas form a decent pair at right tackle if they can both stay healthy. I suppose that's a big if after all of the injuries at that spot in 2014, but there seems to be less depth inside at guard.

What do you think the Lions should do in the first two rounds of the draft?