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What needs remain on offense for Lions?

After more than a week of free agency, what are the Detroit Lions' biggest remaining needs on offense?

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With more than a week of free agency in the books, let's check in on the Detroit Lions' needs on offense.

Still a top need

Offensive guard - The Lions have a starting spot up for grabs at left guard, and nobody currently on the roster seems capable of filling that role. The Lions could very well sign Justin Blalock or re-sign Rob Sims to give themselves someone with experience at left guard, but there would still be a need to draft a younger player to develop for the future. This is the clear-cut top need on offense right now.

Could use a talent or depth upgrade

Running back - Even after the release of Reggie Bush, the Lions still have a solid pairing of Joique Bell and Theo Riddick at this position. They could definitely use more help in the backfield, though, and there's a very good chance they will spend a draft pick on a running back this year.

Fullback - With the Lions deciding to go young by not re-signing Jed Collins, Emil Igwenagu is in line to be the No. 1 fullback. The Lions would likely benefit from having a bit more talent here, but it's not exactly a pressing concern at this point.

Wide receiver - With Jeremy Ross being tendered and Corey Fuller, Ryan Broyles and TJ Jones set to return, the Lions have some options for their No. 3 receiver role. However, this feels like a case where there's more depth than talent. The Lions have an outstanding top two of Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, but they could really use an upgrade in the talent department at the No. 3 spot.

Offensive tackle - The Lions have a pair of returning starters here in Riley Reiff and LaAdrian Waddle, and they even have some intriguing depth in Cornelius Lucas and Michael Williams. This is a position where a talent upgrade is a definite possibility in the draft, though. The Lions don't necessarily seem all that comfortable with the situation at right tackle, and they could decide to alleviate their concerns by addressing this position in the first round.

Center - Travis Swanson is set to be the Lions' starting center, but the depth behind him is pretty shaky. The Lions could really use a veteran offensive lineman who can play multiple interior positions, as a player like that would improve the depth at both center and offensive guard.

In good shape

Quarterback - After re-signing both Dan Orlovsky and Kellen Moore, the Lions seem set at quarterback. They could look to bring in an undrafted free agent as extra competition in training camp, but it's a safe bet that Orlovsky and Moore will continue to be the second and third quarterbacks.

Tight end - With Eric Ebron, Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria back and hopefully healthy, this position also appears to be set.

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