Most pundits have reviewed the Detroit Lions' draft favorably.
General manager Bob Quinn & Co. addressed several areas of need, and added players that many feel can come in and contribute almost instantaneously.
Despite a favorable draft class, Vegas oddsmakers and some analysts haven't changed their opinions regarding Detroit's chances of being successful in 2020.
Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report released his post-draft 2020 win-loss predictions for every team in the NFL, and has the Lions finishing with a 5-11 record.
For supporters of the Lions, things are not looking extremely hopeful, according to Moton.
"If Detroit has to lean on a ball-control offense to minimize pocket pressure on Stafford, the defense will need to perform a lot better than last year's group that ranked 26th in scoring and gave up the second-most yards. Detroit selected Jeff Okudah with the No. 3 overall pick. He's a quality cornerback with great footwork.
The Ohio State product will be tested because of the Lions' questionable pass rush. The club released Devon Kennard, who logged seven sacks last season. Without a consistent pass-rusher to team up with defensive end Trey Flowers, the defense may surrender a lot of points. And Quinn and Patricia could be on the way out."
Moton makes valid points, but does not factor in the improvements made along the defensive line and in the secondary.
Detroit's offense also improved with the addition of former Georgia running back D'Andre Swift, who was drafted in the second round.
Having a few more players familiar with Patricia's scheme should cut down on late-game mistakes and improve the defense overall wise.
While some may not agree, the Lions have improved.
Post-Draft SI All Lions' 2020 Win-Loss Total
W-L record: 7-9