The top free agents added by the Lions a year ago were running back Reggie Bush, safety Glover Quin and defensive end Jason Jones.
The losses included defensive end Cliff Avril, offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus, linebacker Justin Durant, defensive tackle Sammie Hill and cornerback Drayton Florence.
The Lions now have a total of eight picks this year, including one in the first round (No. 10 overall), one in the second round (No. 45), one in the third round (No. 76), three in the fourth round (Nos. 111, 133 and 136), one in the sixth round (No. 189) and one in the seventh round (No. 227).
With six of the draft’s first 136 picks overall, the Lions should be able to tweak their roster to help fill some holes and develop a little much-needed depth, provided they make solid decisions on player evaluations.