The defensive front in Detroit is one of the least talented in pro football right now, even with the additions the past two years of Trey Flowers and Julian Okwara.
Devon Kennard and Flowers shared the team lead last season with seven sacks apiece, and Kennard departed in free agency.
The next highest sack total on the roster was two, and that came from off-ball linebacker Jarrad Davis.
A presence off the edge in the pass rush department is desperately needed in Detroit, and Gregory Rousseau out of Miami can provide it.
Rousseau is not an overly refined product at this point despite a redshirt freshman season in which he piled up 54 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, and 15.5 sacks.
The ceiling for Rousseau is huge, and if he’s still on the board for the Lions when they pick, he is one of a variety of very talented but unrefined edge players in the 2021 NFL Draft class who could be a huge boost.