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2 takeaways from the Detroit Lions’ loss to the Green Bay Packers

Detroit loses late to the Packers once again.

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The Detroit Lions finished of their season today with a loss to the Green Bay Packers. A once promising year ends with a 3-12-1 record, top-three draft pick and more disappointment. Here are a few takeaways from the team’s 12th loss of the year:

Kenny Golladay caps off a great year

Wide receiver Kenny Golladay had a breakout 2019 campaign, improving from a decent WR2 to a player that looks like he will be a future star. He was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate for the first time in his career, and his 11 touchdowns may be enough to end the season as the NFL leader.

He left the game against the Packers early with a concussion, but not before catching three passes for 72 yards. He eclipsed the 1,100-yard mark for the first time in his career and looks to be the guy of the future as fellow receiver Marvin Jones Jr. could be on the way out in the coming years.

Detroit does not have many positives to pull away from this season, but their 2017 third-round pick developing into a potential star will be huge for them heading into the next decade.

Draft targets seem set

The Detroit Lions draft slot is still not settled—it depends on what happens in the NFC East during the late games—but their two top targets should be set. They desperately need help at both cornerback and defensive end, and a pair of Buckeyes may be the answer.

Either (or both) cornerback Jeffrey Okudah and defensive end Chase Young should be available for the Lions out of Ohio State when Detroit finds themselves on the clock.

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