April 27, 2012; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions first round draft pick Riley Reiff is introduced along with general manager Martin Mayhewat (left) , head coach Jim Schwartz (second from left) and president Tom Lewand (right) at Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
The Detroit Lions rank 8th in SB Nation's NFL Power Rankings.
8. Detroit Lions (10-6, LW: 10): Step one was making the playoffs last year. Step two is winning a playoff game. They have the offense to do that this year. But can the defense hold up?
The Lions are slated to finish behind only the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North, who are ranked first in Thorman's rankings. Detroit added offensive tackle Reilly Reiff and the NCAA Division I receptions leader Ryan Broyles in the 2012 NFL Draft. They also selected three cornerbacks in an attempt to shore up the secondary.
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