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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Lions could address big secondary need

The Detroit Lions could be eyeing a cornerback with their top selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Wesley Hitt

The Detroit Lions will pick in the top five of the 2013 NFL Draft after losing to the Chicago Bears in Week 17. They finished the season with a 4-12 record, far below their expectations. There are a lot of questions regarding their coaching staff going forward.

On the field though, things are much clearer. There is an obvious position that needs upgrading: cornerback. Injuries and off-the-field issues forced the Lions into playing cornerbacks off the street this season, and there's a good chance they'll attempt to upgrade the position in the NFL Draft.

SB Nation's Dan Kadar released his latest 2013 NFL Mock Draft, in which he has the Lions taking Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner at No. 5, which is an unsurprising pick.

Given the nature of the coaching staff and front office in general, it makes sense to make a pick based on need, even if the Lions have generally been a team that drafts the best player available. Milliner is the consensus top cornerback in the draft, and would definitely fill a need.