Re: How much talent do the Lions really have?
Speaking of talent, if Darius Slay becomes a starter and Chris Houston recovers from whatever injury he had this year, think of the resources that could go to linebacker, receiver and safety. If that comes to fruition, the Lions can literally load up on offensive and defensive playmakers in both free agency and the draft. Without the immediate need for CB, the Lions could get really young at safety, linebacker and WR.
That happens in training camp/preseason, not before the FA period and the draft. This kind of thinking is akin to if "Jahvid Best" returns from his concussion issues we don't need to draft another RB. Let's hope Mayhew won't make a mistake like that again.
That is the caveat, isn't it... We won't know until they practice.
I'm not saying not to draft a CB or find one in FA, but it would be nice to have Slay step up alongside whomever they find and keep Houston for depth.
If they do find 2 DBs this offseason, I guess Detroit would mirror Seattle's strength and totally be loaded at corner. If Delmas can turn in two consecutive healthy seasons, maybe he and Quinn can be coached up?
Jan-March is truly the most optimistic time for the Lions.
After all, the Lions haven't lost a game or drafted a bust player yet.