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2022 NFL Power Rankings: Detroit Lions

Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Detroit Lions rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a post-Super Bowl 56 roundup for the Lions in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 30

Offseason in three or fewer words: Find more playmakers

Even with a 3-13-1 record this past season, there's no question that coach Dan Campbell is establishing a hard-nosed culture in Detroit with guys who play hard until the end. However, if the Lions want to see it actually come to fruition on the field, they desperately need to find playmakers, not only in the NFL draft but also through free agency. The Detroit market is a tough sell for most players, based on the cold weather, past history and the lack of success, but GM Brad Holmes has an eye for talent, and he will need to hit on some talented guys, on both sides of the ball, who can flat out ball. -- Eric Woodyard

NFL.com -- Rank: 28

The Lions were the greatest feel-good story for a three-win team in league history. It's time to raise the bar for the people of Detroit. A lack of compelling options in the draft could get Jared Goff a second year as the bridge starter, but uncertainty at quarterback shouldn't stop GM Brad Holmes from acting aggressively to add pieces to an attack that was almost completely devoid of playmakers in 2021. Detroit has two first-round picks and a nice bundle of cap space to make significant improvements to its roster. Let's give Dan Campbell a real chance at this thing!

CBS Sports -- Rank: 28

They played hard last season to stay in games, but the talent level needs to improve. There are questions as to whether Jared Goff is good enough to take them where they need to go.

USA Today -- Rank: 29

Detroit has three of the top 34 draft picks, including No. 2 overall, and two more first-rounders next year. A lot to like about a team that may have the league's most promising young offensive line.

The Athletic -- Rank: 30

The Lions didn't win much last season, yet we're oddly (albeit cautiously) optimistic about Detroit after Year 1 of the Dan Campbell era. The Lions have two first-round picks (No. 2 and No. 32, which came from the Rams as part of the Matthew Stafford trade), and those players may help accelerate the Lions' rebuild.

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