Seems like during the Barry years that the Lions could never find or draft a QB to compliment him. A mid 1st round pick most of the time would never net that franchise QB. And franchise FA QBs don't come along very often, if at all. Mitchell wasn't horrible, but he never had the head for it. Batch was.. well, he was Chuck Batch.
Now the Lions have that franchise QB and no RB /run game to complement him. I think it's much easier to get that running back via FA or draft. Especially in this years draft. There are 8-10 RBs who could come in and make a difference. Or that guy from Pittsburgh would a decent pick up.
Most of the current NFC playoff teams have a solid run game. NO, Carolina, Minnesota, Atl and LA. All have a QBs that can lead a team on a deep playoff run. Besides Minn, who's D is the backbone of that team and Keenum is playing out of his mind.
Lots of cap space and a decent draft could be huge going into next season. Lions are definitely in a good spot to get better and contend for the division.