Detroit Lions climb in ‘Post-free agency’ power rankings

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Oct 23, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) leads his team down the tunnel before the game against the Washington Redskins at Ford Field. Lions won 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

As we know, the Detroit Lions backed their way into the NFL Playoffs this past season after dropping their final three games. Sure, Detroit made the playoffs, but any Lions fan who knows what they are talking about would admit there are holes that need to be filled if they want to get back this coming season.

So far in free agency, Lions GM Bob Quinn has made some moves that should improve the team moving forward. Specifically, he improved the offensive line by adding Rick Wagner and T.J. Lang.

On Monday, ESPN released their “Post-free agency” power rankings and the Lions are making some headway, coming in at No. 12.

Here is a look at how ESPN ranks the Top 12.

  1. New England
  2. Atlanta
  3. Green Bay
  4. Dallas
  5. Pittsburgh
  6. Seattle
  7. Oakland
  8. Kansas City
  9. New York Giants
  10. Denver
  11. Baltimore
  12. Detroit Lions

Here is what ESPN had to say about the Lions.

To see the rest of the rankings, please click here.