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5 Moves the Detroit Lions Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

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5 Moves the Detroit Lions Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

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The 2014 NFL Draft is now in the books, and although the Detroit Lions had a solid class of rookies, there is still more work to be done before the opening game of the season. With plenty of roster transactions and releases to come, here are the five moves the Detroit Lions must make after the 2014 NFL Draft.

5. Signing All Of Their Draft Picks

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5. Signing All Of Their Draft Picks

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While this may sound obvious, the Lions have to sign the rookies to contracts before they can contribute for the team. It is imperative that high draft picks like Eric Ebron and Kyle Van Noy get signed early so they don't fall behind when it comes to learning the playbook.

4. Signing A Proven Veteran QB

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4. Signing A Proven Veteran QB

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After losing Shaun Hill to the St. Louis Rams this offseason and failing to draft a quarterback this year, the Lions need a proven backup to sit and learn behind Matthew Stafford. Both Kellen Moore and Dan Orlovsky are simply No. 3 QBs at best.

3. Signing A Safety

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3. Signing A Safety

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After only signing James Ihedigbo this offseason and passing up each and every safety prospect in the draft, the Lions need another safety to team with Glover Quin Jr. and eventually replace Ihedigbo. The Lions would have to hope that teams will cut some veteran safeties before the season begins.

2. Decide If Kyle Van Noy Is A DE Or An OLB

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2. Decide If Kyle Van Noy Is A DE Or An OLB

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Second-round pick Kyle Van Noy's versatility is a major reason why the Lions traded up to select the former BYU standout, but what is his true position? Van Noy was a 3-4 outside linebacker at BYU, but he could be a 4-3 defensive end or even a 4-3 outside linebacker.

1. Giving Ndamukong Suh A Long-Term Extension

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1. Giving Ndamukong Suh A Long-Term Extension

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The whole talk this offseason in Detroit has been centered around defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and his negotiations for a long-term extension. If Suh is not locked up before the season, tension could rise and the Lions could also lose out on one of the top defensive tackles in the NFL.